By Wing-Tsit Chan
A resource ebook in chinese language Philosophy is a milestone alongside the complicated and tough street to major figuring out by means of Westerners of the Asian peoples and a enormous contribution to the reason for philosophy. it's the first anthology of chinese language philosophy to hide its whole ancient improvement. It presents big decisions from all of the nice thinkers and colleges in each period--ancient, medieval, glossy, and contemporary--and comprises of their entirety essentially the most vital classical texts. It offers with the basic and technical in addition to the extra normal features of chinese language proposal. With its new translation of resource fabrics (some translated for the 1st time), its explanatory aids the place invaluable, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this quantity should be an vital advisor for students, for students, for severe readers drawn to realizing the genuine China.
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1:16. "27 2:1. " Comment. Two important principles are involved here. One is government by virtue, in which Confucianists stand directly opposed to the Legalists, who prefer law and force. , government in such excellent order that all things operate by themselves. 29 2:2. ' "30 2:3. Confucius said, "Lead the people with governmental measures and regulate them by law and punishment, and they will avoid wrongdoing but will have no sense of honor and shame. "31 2:4. Confucius said, "At fifteen my mind was set on learning.
For three of the others, see above, ch. 4-6. The "six 17 THE HUMANISM OF CONFUCIUS Many Chinese scholars, especially in the last several decades, have debated such questions as whether he actually made a trip some time in his forties to see Lao Tzu to inquire about ancient rites and ceremonies, whether he wrote the Ch'un-ch'iu (Spring and Autumn Annals), edited the other ancient Classics, and wrote the "ten wings" or commentaries of one of them, namely, the Book of Changes. After having once rejected these claims, many scholars are now inclined to believe them.
42 2:13. Tzu-kung asked about the superior man. "43 2:14. " 2:15. " 2:17. " 2:18. Tzu-chang46 was learning with a view to official emolument. Confucius said, "Hear much and put aside what's doubtful while you speak cautiously of the rest. Then few will blame you. See much and put aside what seems perilous while you are cautious in carrying the rest into practice. Then you will have few occasions for regret. " Comment. 48 2:24. Confucius said, "It is flattery to offer sacrifice to ancestral spirits other than one's own.
A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy by Wing-Tsit Chan