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Confucius (551 B.C.E. – 479 B.C.E.)

Nationality: Chinese
Born: Chinese
Periods: Chinese: Pre-221 BCE

Revered Chinese philosopher.

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The Book of Songs


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Confucian Bibliography
Suggested books and articles on Confucius and his teachings.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: Dr. Thomas Kang
A detailed overview of Confucius’ life and philosophy.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism,
Author: Kelley L. Ross, Ph.D.
Keywords: Confucius, Chinese philosopher, Han Dynasty, Six Schools of Chinese philosophy, Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Immanuel Kant
A nice general page on Confucius, linking to many useful sites and providing biography, bibliography, commentary, and other material. Also includes an interesting pictorial section on “Confucius-inspired art and architecture.”
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Extensive Bio, Pictures
Author: Keith Ammann

Biographical sites about Confucius

Chinese Sages: Lao-tzu, Confucius, Mo-tzu, and Mencius
This biographical essay discusses Confucius in the context of other Chinese philosophers.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary
Author: Sanderson Beck
From: The Way to Peace: The Great Peacemakers, Philosophers of Peace and Efforts toward World Peace (1986)
Confucius and the Family of Man
A mainly biographical essay on Confucius.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary
Author: Raymond Rugland
From: Sunrise Magazine August/September 1988
Confucius, Mencius and Xun-zi
This is a more in-depth overview of Confucius’ life, his teachings, his followers, and the philosophy that followed him.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Commentary
Author: Sanderson Beck
From: Ethics of Civilization, Vol. 1 http://www.san.beck.org/EC-Contents.html

Other sites about Confucius

A historical overview of Confucianism.
Contains: Commentary
Author: Ron
An entry from the Catholic Encyclopedia on Confucianism. Bear in mind this is only one perspective out of many.
Contains: Commentary, Sketch
Author: Charles F. Aiken
From: The Catholic Encyclopedia
Confucius and Socrates: The Teaching of Wisdom
A very lengthy treatise on the teaching methodology of the two philosophers. “Since the purpose here is to study the pedagogy of Confucius and Socrates, their philosophies will only be discussed in relation to how and what they taught. For this reason also the scope of this can not go into elaborate detail and analyses of their philosophical positions. The main contribution intended here is to the field of education rather than philosophy, and there is a much greater need for an educational study since so many philosophical ones have already been done.”
Contains: Commentary, Criticism, Extensive Bio
Author: Sanderson Beck
From: Confucius and Socrates: The Teaching of Wisdom

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013