Confucius & Aristotle Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Confucius & Aristotle
Compares Chinese & Greek philosophers' concepts of goodness in individual, cultural & sociopolitical contexts.
# 11376 | 1,800 words | 6 sources | 1996 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2002 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)


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"The purpose of this research is to examine the ideas of the good in human experience in the Confucian and Aristotelian traditions. The plan of the research will be to set forth the context in which the Greek and Chinese versions of the concept emerged, and then to compare and contrast the content of the views of Confucius and Aristotle.

Aristotle's conception of what makes a good man or woman surfaced in the fourth century B.C., just following the Periclean Age of Greece, and partly in response to the views of his teacher Plato. The conception is elaborated in his theory of ethics as one of the practical sciences, which is to say that ethics is something that has application to real life, beyond the merely theoretical. Ethics therefore involves action as well as a discussion about contingent ethical decisions. Just as ethics ,,,"

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