Jan 25, 2020
The Analects
Posted by Confucius Arthur Waley Sarah Allan

Confucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct What is virtue What sort of life is most conducive to happiness How should the state be ruled What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment In this classic translation of The AnalecConfucius is one of the most humane, rational, and lucid of moral teachers, concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct What is virtue What sort of life is most conducive to happiness How should the state be ruled What is the proper relationship between human beings and their environment In this classic translation of The Analects by Arthur Waley, the questions Confucius addressed two and a half millennia ago remain as relevant as ever Book Jacket Status Jacketed

  • Title: The Analects
  • Author: Confucius Arthur Waley Sarah Allan
  • ISBN: 9780375412042
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Analects Confucius is one of the most humane rational and lucid of moral teachers concerned not with arcane metaphysics but with practical issues of life and conduct What is virtue What sort of life is most

    Darwin8u

    The Master said, It is only the most intelligent and the most stupid who are not susceptible to change Confucius, The Analects, XVII.3I rarely re read books An exception to this rule are ethical or religious texts I love Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and will read this in dribs and drabs throughout the year The same is true of the New Testament, the Wisdom Books, Psalms, parts of the Book of Mormon, and the Analects I am drawn to some of the universal teachings in these books the Golden Rule s [...]


    Lawrence

    In a class taught by General George S Patton, IV at the George Washington University in the early 80 s, reflecting on his experience in Vietnam, he summarized the failure of US policy in SE Asia as a failure to understand the history and culture of the region.Years later as I prepared to deploy to Afghanistan it struck me that much of our formal education in my lifetime focused on European and Western philosophers and histories, only perpetuating the vicious cycle which the son of the famous Wor [...]


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    Stevie

    Confucius has a lot of wisdom Anyone who is serious about living life well would do well to read the Analects.Poignant Quotes If you try to guide the common people with coercive regulations and keep them in line with punishments, the common people will become evasive and will have no sense of shame If, however, you guide them with Virtue, and keep them in line by means of ritual, the people will have a sense of shame and will rectify themselves.Give your parents no cause for anxiety other than t [...]


    Letitia

    It s depressing to think that the teachings of Confucius constituted a religion in most of East Asia i.e they were wise sayings and stories of a great man from a certain time, that have been selectively reinterpreted by kings and heads of state, force fed to generations of schoolchildren in various eras as a substitute for original thought, and generally manipulated out of context to subjugate a nation into obedience over and over again.That s probably why many Chinese intellectuals and progress [...]


    Marius

    O edi ie n b taie de joc P cat de copacii care au trebuit t ia i pentru a se face h rtia care a fost m njit cu porc ria asta.E nv tur de minte s nu mai arunc banii pe c r i ale unor edituri obscure n care patronul e i traduc tor, editor, tehnoredactor, contabil iar nevast sa se ngrije te de copert alege o poz i seara stinge lumina dup ce d cu m tura Bine n eles, asta nu e o traducere din chinez ci o ncropeal din mai multe traduceri A adunat lucian pricop edi ii din toate limbile i cic a tradus p [...]


    Roy Lotz

    There are two things that are commonly labeled philosophy The first is philosophy sensu strictu, which deals with technical problems in its various branches, such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, etc The other is what one could call a philosophy of life , a vague category that one encounters in religious texts, works of literature, poetry, and also intermingled with formal philosophy Confucianism, insofar as I understand it, mostly falls into the latter category.The Analects mainly takes th [...]


    David Sarkies

    The political sayings of a Chinese master22 June 2011 While I have credited the writing of this work to Confucius, it was not actually written by him but rather by his disciples Thus Confucius joins Socrates and Jesus Christ of having an enormous influence upon the world without actually writing anything down though this is not correct, as I further outline below Further, like Jesus Christ and Socrates, the books are a record of his sayings though, unlike Jesus Christ, he did not perform any mir [...]


    Justin Evans

    You can t review the Analects But you can review editions of the Analects, and this one, translated and commented upon by Annping Chin, is one of the great editions of any philosophy book I ve ever come across The translation clear without being condescending, and Chin includes the Chinese text at the back of the book Her comments are fascinating best of all, she includes references to and quotes from the many traditional commentaries on the book, so you know not only what e.g one random America [...]


    umberto

    From my 5 day study tour in South Korea August 5 9 , I read a bit about Korean history in English, according to Prof Han Young Woo 2010 7 , Confucius said, Learning is a joy of life This is an interestingly philosophical, psychological and educational quote as well as a groundbreaking one Just imagine, Confucius said this some 2,500 years ago Of course, we still need to read him to learn even in this 21st century and beyond.I ve just posted this quote in my Facebook so that my students can see [...]


    Jimmy

    One of the great classics of world literature Worth reading for the parts that still apply Confucius describes himself as a transmitter, not an originator The book may not contain any original sayings Its main philosophical idea is to avoid extremes That s also an ancient Greek idea One can do no better than to follow that precept In some places, the orifices of a corpse were plugged up to prevent the soul escaping and doing harm to the community In China, mortuary jades were used in the same wa [...]


    Scriptor Ignotus

    A good starting point for thinking about Confucius is that he was concerned with training rulers and subjects This puts him in the company of the Sophists of Plato s dialogues Protagoras and Socrates begin their debate over the question of whether good citizenship can be taught, and consequently whether Sophists like Protagoras can be useful to that end For Confucius, there is no distinction between the ethical and the political, because the political virtue of social stability relies upon the e [...]


    Michael Connolly

    When Confucius was asked what he thought about the idea of being kind to someone who does you wrong, he pointed out that this would be unfair to people who treat you right, who deserve to be treated better than people who do you wrong Confucius was therefore an advocate of justice, was Aristotle Jesus, on the other hand, said turn the other cheek and love your enemies, which is not justice I also liked the suggestion of Confucius that one should not serve in government when evil people dominated [...]


    Cuong Khong

    At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in 400 BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China Like Greece, this terrain had complex social structures, sophisticated cultures, and, most importantly, systems of writing that enabled people to record their thoughts But unlike Greek philosophy which was largely secular, Eastern philosophies were intimately tied to their local religious traditions such as Confucianism or Daoism For disti [...]


    Vaishali

    A jewel, though many maxims require prior knowledge of China s dynastic period I took about 2 days to familiarize with the history the excerpts below are the universal sayings What s interesting is that many aphorisms are Confucius joking with disciples Excerpts 1.8 If you study you will not be crude.3.12 Sacrifice to the spirits as though the spirits were present.3.24 The world has long been without the dao.4.22 The ancients were wary of speaking ashamed if their conduct did not match up4.23 R [...]


    Robert Jacoby

    Title Excellent introduction to how language impacts individual thought, a culture, and a civilization Background Over a couple of decades time I planned to read the scriptures of the world s great religions philosophies I started with my own, reading the Bible in two different translations, first the Hebrew Greek Word Study Bible by Spiros Zodhiates, and then the NIV Next I turned to Islam and Al Quaran After that The Bhagavad Gita and the Analects of Confucius Every reading is helping me go a [...]


    Morgan

    I ve been wanting to read this book for years For some reason Confucius has sparked my interest Earlier this year I got into philosophy again and remembered I d wanted to read this book Now having actually read this, I can say I find Confucius relaxing and enjoyable Him and Machiavelli have become my favorite philosophers odd combo I know.The translation I read by Annping Chin was wonderful and highly recommend this edition Not only do you get the text, but you get than enough commentaries, not [...]


    M.

    2.500 y l nce ya am bir insan n, bug n bile hala ge erli olabilecek bug n n ahlak anlay n da kar layan s zleri yer alan bu kitapta Konf yus un ne kadar b y k bir bilge oldu unu bir defa daha anlad m stad cevap verdi Konu madan nce harekete ge er, ve sonra hareketlerine g re konu ur s 26 stad dedi ki, B y k ve st n insan, zg r fikirlidir ve partizan e ildir Ancak k k bir insan partizand r ve zg r fikirli de ildir s 26 Her k t phanede bulunmas gereken, ba ta gen ler olmak zere her kesimden insan n [...]


    Alex

    Confucius yo Again, research on the translation is needed.


    Sách Chuyền Tay

    At the time that ancient Greek philosophy was blossoming in 400 BC, on the other side of the world a different set of philosophical traditions seeded in China Like Greece, this terrain had complex social structures, sophisticated cultures, and, most importantly, systems of writing that enabled people to record their thoughts But unlike Greek philosophy which was largely secular, Eastern philosophies were intimately tied to their local religious traditions such as Confucianism or Daoism For disti [...]


    Ericka Clouther

    This is a great translation I only compared it to one other but it far exceeded the other translation The language in the Analects is clear and then followed by short paragraphs to explain the missing context or the connotation of particular Chinese words I enjoyed the number of passages focused on education and respect, though the ones about the historical politicians held less interest for me I don t rate religious or semi religious texts.


    Sean Leas

    The particular version that I read did not have an analysis along with the text While enjoyable it wasn t quite the same when I read it long ago I m making it a point to re read again soon.


    Otto Lehto

    There is still a lot of insight in this collection of sayings and maxims attributed to Confucius and his disciples The maxims are pithy and often enigmatic, much like the book itself Despite the Master s emphasis on hierarchy, obedience and class consciousness as essential elements of a good society, there is much nuance, in Confucius, beyond the consolidation of social stratification Yes, the ruler should act like a ruler and the ruled should act like the ruled, and yes, sons should respect th [...]


    Karl H.

    Where to begin talking about Confucius It is fascinating to read a philosophy that is so different than that of the Greeks It is different, not only in form, but in its very essence than the early Western philosophy and culture that permeates American and European thought When we talk about the central value of any philosophical system, we are necessarily engaging in a gross simplification Plato valued truth, Socrates valued happiness, Jesus valued love, and Confucius values fidelity But what is [...]


    Jesse

    Confucius was, in his youthful studies, deeply influenced by the Tao Te Ching, and this is evident in the way he supposedly spoke dialectically The dialectics are almost always displaying the inverted contrasts of the wise man and the common man Confucius disparages common people, saying, They can be made to follow a path, but not to understand it Confucius, however, did not condone the leading of people along any path, for he well knew that there is no path for people to follow by the Dao unles [...]


    Daniel Cunningham

    Interesting, in parts Elsewhere confusing Elsewhere boring and re re repetitive.The Analects is collection of aphorisms, fragmentary historical references, fragmentary literary references, and the occasional pearl of wisdom On the one hand I find it hard to see how it has the status that it does, as a major work of philosophy On the other hand, I see how, in attempting to piece together meaning and wisdom from the bits and saying here, it could take on that status though one is forced to wonder, [...]


    Thomas

    As with all books on philosophy, your mileage may vary It didn t really resonate with me, but it was a relatively easy read, and Confucius himself stands out in it as a surprisingly interesting and relatable figure a wise and greatly respected man, but one who suffered disappointments throughout his life, such as the loss of his favorite pupil, the failure of some of his other students to live up to his beliefs, and his disappointment in not achieving greater things While his advice and vision o [...]


    Matt

    If you re familiar with the book of Proverbs in the Christian Bible and the Socratic dialogues, the format of Confucius sayings is a blend of the two To understand the work in its entirety a reader would need LOTS of historical footnotes, as many Chinese historical figures are mentioned with the assumption that the reader will know who they are But the real meat is in the sayings themselves, set apart from any historical narrative There are so many great thoughts on leadership and good character [...]


    Köksal Kök

    Konf y s, Confucius M 551 M 479 Lun y Konf y s n Konu malar kitap, Konf y s n d ncelerini ve konu malar n i eriyor biyografisi, retileri, devlet y netme, siyaset bilimi, ahlak ve erdem zerine bilgece s zlerini aktar yor k t rnek verece i zaman kuzey kom ular t rkleri hunlar rnek verip Kuzey in ve Do u nun yaban l boylar der Lun y Konf y s n Konu malar , Konf y s n rencileriyle yapt konu malar toplayan, Konf y s lerin kulland en nemli el kitab ve in in en nemli felsefe yap tlar ndan biridir.s.9ta [...]


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