Moreover, with nascent South Koreans seemingly no longer bound by the filial piety so vehemently espoused by the Confucian analects
and embodied in the Chinese character of 'hyo', , a quarter of the elderly live alone.
The first two sentences make direct allusion to Confucius's saying in Analects
- the wise rejoice in water and the benevolent rejoice in water - and the last sentence makes reference to Tao Yuanming's "Peach Blossom Spring", an essay describing a beautiful Utopian place.
Later eschewing neo-Confucianism and its metaphysical innovations, Shibusawa was most fond of the Analects
, one of the original Confucian texts compiled by Confucius' followers after his death.
, which encourage respect for learning, honoring parents, caring for children, and leading a virtuous life, have never been so timely.
Confucius and the Analects
Revisited: New Perspectives on Composition, Dating, and Authorship
One place scholars often use as an origin of the Chinese rhetorical tradition is that of Analects
, a collection of Confucius's sayings.
17:25 states, "Women and small people are hard to deal with." According to Anna Sun, "For two thousand years, Confucianism has been known to be a tradition of patriarchal domination, with the male authorities--the ruler in imperial China, the father in the household, the husband in the marriage--holding indisputable power over women." (24) In ancient China, women could not attend old-style private schools to receive education like men did.
This includes 'The Analects
', which is also known as the 'Analects
of Confucius', a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
As he once said: "I transmit but do not innovate." (Analects
7:1) The religious idea appeared in these classics reflects only the general religious background of the times before and when Confucius lived, rather than Confucius' own idea.
On the conservative reading, classical Confucian thought would seem to be rely on the method of authority, but Foust argues that the Analects
exhibits greater similarities with Peirce's fourth method, scientific inquiry.
In this respect, Confucius was wise in when he said, "I am not worried that nobody knows me; I seek to become fit to be known" (Analects
Some of this can also be seen in Confucian thought, where charity and generosity are subsumed under the concept of 'ren.' In the Analects
, Confucius repeated this word hundreds of times.