Confucius Literature Review

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This article review the Confucius and Confucianism. This book is talking about the effect of Confucius and Confucianism in the past and at now. Confucius faced many of the same problems we do: governments telling lies; an enthusiasm for military adventures; great social, economic, and technological changes; a society that seemed to be losing any respect for education and for moral behavior; growing sleaziness and ignorance. Confucius offers solutions to these problems. We will find that what he has to say applies to our dilemmas and to us today. Confucius said that we can become responsible, adult people who behave properly. If we can do that, we can change the world we live in. Unlike many people today, when Confucius talks about morals and…show more content…
His words and teachings became important to solve the problems in that time. There are many text and book to talk about Confucius, since Confucius was so famous that it was only natural that all sorts of myths would be built up around him. After the death of Confucius in 479BC, his students and their students after them generated text that claimed to set out or elaborate on Confucius’ thought. The most famous text is Analects(Lun Yu), which is a collection of the saying of Confucius. The Analects is the primary source of direct quotations from Confucius. So, we can get more familiar for the Confucius’ thinking and saying by reading the Analect. Also, there are many literatures to record the life and thinking of Confucius, for example, Kongzi Jia Yu and Three Character Classic. These literatures were generated by the Confucius’ followers. Confucius, although I think he was a legend people because of his unique thinking and behavior, we can get familiar to him by reading many tangible…show more content…
It is because human is animal, human still keep the beastliness on their mind. By the social enlightenment and studying, human can get the unique thing we have, humanity. In the agreement of Mencius and Xunzi, I think they are talking about the quantity of both humanity and beastliness in a man. If the social enlightenment and studying is enough, the human nature will become good with humanity. Otherwise, the human nature will become evil with beastliness. Since human is living in groups, human should be collectivism like other animals which are living in group. Then, human can think or care more about other people and society, human nature will be good. In fact, although human is living in groups, human is individualism and selfish. It is hardly to make human take care or think other no relationship people. Everyone only care themselves. Human nature is
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