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Introduction to the Philosophy of Confucius
What you’ll learn
Understand the historical background behind the philosophy of Confucius
Understand the essential concepts of Confucianism
Understand the place of Confucius’ ethics in Western philosophy framework
Understand Confucius’ political philosophy
Suitable for beginners
If you‘re interested in Chinese culture, Chinese philosophy, and Confucius but don’t know where to start, this course is for you! It is based on the reliable Chinese classic: The Analects. It provides a clear and brief introduction in a very systematically structured way to the philosophy of Confucius.Learning about Confucius is one of the best places to start learning Chinese philosophy. He is a crucial figure in Chinese Philosophy, like Socrates in Ancient Greek philosophy.Confucius lived around the 5th century BCE, the Spring and Autumn period in China. During this period, there were many social and political problems. Confucius, having experienced the wars and social turmoil, thus, sought a way out. In his words recorded in The Analects, Confucius basically tries to answer two questions: “How should a person live?” and “How should we live as a society or country?”In the first part of the course, I provide some essential introductory explanations. In the second part, I explain the historical background in which Confucius lived. So, you will be able to understand the relationship between Confucius’ sayings and that period’s political and social circumstances. In the third part, I examine Confucius’ views on morality and politics through his sayings.
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 1.1 What is the reliable source to study Confucius’ philosophy?
Lecture 2 1.2 When did Confucius live?
Lecture 3 1.3 Course’ structure and why we study Chinese philosophy
Section 2: 2 Historical Background: PreQin Period
Lecture 4 2.1 Are ancient stories reliable?
Lecture 5 2.2 The story of Three sage kings
Lecture 6 2.3 Three dynasties
Lecture 7 2.4 Western Zhou Dynasty
Lecture 8 2.5 Eastern Zhou Dynasty
Lecture 9 2.6 Hundred School of Thoughts
Section 3: 3 Confucius
Lecture 10 3.1 Confucius Biography
Lecture 11 3.2 The Analects of Confucius
Lecture 12 3.3 The Origin of Confucius’ Philosophy
Lecture 13 3.4 Why does Confucius follow Zhou Dynasty?
Lecture 14 3.5 Confucianist Ethics as Virtue Ethics
Lecture 15 3.6 The ideal person and morality-based categories
Lecture 16 3.7 Self-cultivation
Lecture 17 3.8 Virtues in the Analects-1: Zhong and Shu
Lecture 18 3.9 Virtues in the Analects-2: Ren
Lecture 19 3.10 Virtues in the Analects-3: Li and Xiao
Lecture 20 3.11 Confucius’ Political Philosophy-1: Purpose of the State
Lecture 21 3.12 Confucius’ Political Philosophy-2: Ideal system
Lecture 22 3.13 Confucius’ Political Philosophy-3: Ideal Ruler
Section 4: Conclusion
Lecture 23 4 Conclusion: Confucius, His Legacy and Modern World
Whoever curious about Confucius and Chinese philosophy