Confucius And Plato Similarities

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1. Introduction Confucius and Plato are the foundation of Chinese and Western-style education history; their thoughts have had a very profound and long impact for the formation of traditional Chinese and Western education. Through compared with Confucius and Plato’s ideas, we can see that all their thoughts with unique characteristics, but also the existence of similarities. Jaspers has concluded that: around the 6th century BC, is an "Axial Age", then there were a series of great religious and philosophical system all over the world, and was foundation for the human civilization of society. Confucius and Plato, the two great masters,is the era of East-West axis of cultural history, was foundation for the later human civilization,…show more content…
Confucius lived in the spring and Autumn Period, social ceremony collapse; equally, Plato also witnessed the chaotic political situation in Athens. And Confucius and Plato, to see the end of the Western Hills of the slave society, rather than sad and sorrow, but waged a vigorous battle, with writing, try to be safe and sound back in both. Therefore, their thoughts are some similarities. Confucius and Plato, after all, but living in different geographical conditions and historical and cultural traditions, there are also many differences in their nature of their doctrine. Based on their educational thoughts, with a view of the East-West education and may have a better understanding on its…show more content…
Comparison of Confucian and Plato's Educational Ideas 2.1The common points of Plato and Confucius’ educational thoughts 1.Both of them emphasize the importance of education. They put education to a high level. As far as they are concerned, Education plays an important role in individual’s development and a nation’s prosperity. Education can help cultivate and select excellent humans. 2. For teaching content, both of Confucius and Plato pay attention to the training of music, morality and physical education. They believe it is necessary to emphasize students’ integrated development. 3. For teaching method, both of Confucius and Plato advocated life-long learning. 4. In the eyes of Confucius and Plato, politics, ethics and education can be said to be three-in-one. Philosophy king established national ideal by the moral rule, may be the ultimate realization of these ideals in education need to resort to this route. Therefore, emphasized the importance of education for political services, and to put education in a high position on it. 5. Confucius and Plato on their moral education of the location of the primary and core Content in education, Confucius has always been to strengthen the moral training of students as the primary
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