Imprint: Penguin Classics The Analects express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all. The Analects has ratings and reviews. Darwin8u said: 子 Paperback, Penguin Classics, pages. Published Confucius, The Analects, XVII ‘The Master said, “If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil ”’ The Analects are a collection of Confucius’s.

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Write a customer review. We hear one side and then the other. I am not sure if I’ve come across a translation I prefer, but I’ve read several now.

The Analects

Three Things you need to know about Confucius: Confucius was definitely a master of his craft, and this book exemplifies that quite trenchantly. The Analects are much more individual and much less structural than Socrates or Plato.

Add to want list. To have either without the other produces a vicious person; to have them both in perfect balance produces the classicz person.

If a leader takes care of his own responsibilities, Confucius feels that the rest of society will act in accordance. Preview — The Analects by Confucius. Pages with related products. I read the William Jennings translation, so I just might need to read a better one to fully grasp what this influential book is all about.


Knowing how complex translations can be, it’s a well-thought out approach to delineate what the book means by each translated term, instead of assuming that the reader will know. Let the wind blow over the grass and it is sure to bend. His fondness in recounting the deeds of wise rulers reminded me a little of Machiavelli as well; but whereas Machiavelli, as the first Western modernist, subordinated ethical considerations to the utilitarian concerns of political expediency, Confucius rightly regards morality as the aim of social and political life.

Get to Know Us. About Confucius Confucius [ BC], though of noble descent, was born in humble circumstances.

In this book, by contrast, the maxims appeal more for their apparent prudence and wisdom than from the weight of reasoning. This certainly helps since other books can be longwinded at times.

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View all 9 comments. A kind of serene insight pervades the commentaries. Buy the selected items together This item: When he realised that… More about Confucius. pengkin

Further, like Jesus Christ and Socrates, the books are a record of his sayings though, unlike Jesus Christ, he did not perform any miracles, nor did he speak of salvation. The first is philosophy sensu strictuwhich deals with technical problems in its various branches, such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, etc. There is no narrative or didactic drive to the book; it just floats along from parable to aphorism, with no apparent connection.


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Definitely something to do in the future because I get this funny feeling half of the references flew right over my head, and I don’t exactly consider myself a complete novice regarding Confucianism or at least its basic ideas. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Are you a frequent reader or book collector? The authors go to great lengths to explain the times that Confucius BC lived in–the government, the politics, the family structure–and pengiin language of classical Chinese.

And also for the keen insight it provides into the Chinese people and why things are the way they are. Together they express a philosophy, or a moral code, by which Confucius, one of the most humane thinkers of all time, believed everyone should live. Oct 08, J.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Those who possess Virtue will inevitably have something to say, whereas those who have something c,assics say do not necessarily possess Virtue.