Confucius and Confucianism

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Confucius and Confucianism

Confucius has had a great impact on philosophy in ancient and modern times. His philosophies became the state ideology for future dynasties, including the Han Dynasty. Today, he is viewed as one of the greatest philosophers ever.

Confucius, also known as Kong Qui or K'ung Fu-tzu, was born on August 27, 551 BCE. He was born into an ideological crisis in China, when smaller Chinese states were competing for power with the Chou empire. Confucius saw an opportunity to reinforce the values of compassion and tradition. His ideas are based on the principle of "ren": loving while practicing self-discipline.


1. Ruler and subject2. Father and son3. Husband and wife4. Older brother and younger brother5. Friend and friend

Confucius' philosophy was mainly based on the idea of self-discipline. He believed that leaders should also practice self-discipline to be a positive example for their subjects and to be able to treat their subjects with more compassion. Confucius also belived in education of the "Six Arts": archery, calligraphy, computation, music, chariot driving, and ritual. He wanted to teach people to live with integrity and bring back the traditional Chinese values of benevolence, propriety, and ritual.

How It Was Used In Society

Confucianism was used as the state ideology in many future dynasties like the Han, and he was regarded as a great sage who deserved recognition.





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