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A very good overview of Confucius thoughts and philosophy.
on July 7, 2011
One of the most famous philosophers in history is Confucius. This text covers various quotes and conversations with Confucius and his 36 disciples. Since many of the sayings are spoken in mystical parables and some of the thoughts might be lost in translation, it is not always clear what the message may be in many of these conversations. Nevertheless, this is an important text for anyone who is interested in the many wise sayings of Confucius. This book is broken down into what it calls ten volumes.
Volume one covers fundamental principles and government. The second volume discusses manners, morals and virtue. The third volume deals with certain disciples and other subjects. The master himself is covered in volume four. The sage in his daily life is discussed in volume five. The disciples, virtue, nobility and politics is explained in volume six. The government and certain rulers are covered in volume seven. Volume eight explains the maintenance of principles and character. The final two volumes cover recording unsuitable calls and ancient worthies, recorded saying of some disciplines and concerning the right government.
In summary, this text would be of interest to anyone seeking knowledge about the sayings and philosophy of Confucius.
Rating: 4 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy Haiku)