Analects of Confucius: The Sayings of Confucius, or the Lun Yu.  Confucius

Analects of Confucius: The Sayings of Confucius, or the Lun Yu

By Confucius

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Synopsis

The Analects by Confucius is an ancient Chinese book composed of a large collection of sayings and ideas attributed to theChinese philosopherConfuciusand his contemporaries, traditionally believed to have been compiled and written by Confucius's followers. It is believed to have been written during theWarring States period(475–221 BC), and it achieved its final form during the mid-Han dynasty(206 BC–220 AD). By the early Han dynasty the Analects was considered merely a "commentary" on theFive Classics, but the status of the Analects grew to be one of the central texts ofConfucianismby the end of that dynasty. During the lateSong dynasty(960–1279 AD) the importance of the Analects as aChinese philosophywork was raised above that of the older Five Classics, and it was recognized as one of the "Four Books". The Analects has been one of the most widely-read and studied books in China for the last 2,000 years, and continues to have a substantial influence on Chinese andEast Asian thought and valuestoday. Confucius believed that the welfare of a country depended on the moral cultivation of its people, beginning from the nation's leadership. He believed that individuals could begin to cultivate an all-encompassing sense of virtue through ren , and that the most basic step to cultivating ren wasdevotion to one's parentsand older siblings.

Confucius

  • Publisher:
  • Memorable Classics eBooks
  • ISBN:
  • 9791221363593
  • Language:
  • Inglés
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  • Published:
  • December 26, 2021
  • Crítica Literaria / General
    Filosofía