Human Nature in Confucian Thought Essay by Master Researcher

Human Nature in Confucian Thought
This paper stresses Confucius's positive view of human nature, as it is sometimes not recognized.
# 89689 | 1,575 words | 1 source | 2006 | US

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The Analects of Confucius (551-479 BC) became important after the sage's death and in a fascinating way they continue to influence various persons of Chinese origin or whose cultures have been linked, at some time, to the Sinic world. This paper explains Confucianism's positive view of human nature, despite how the tradition is often stereotyped as rigid or austere, that is perhaps responsible in large part for the tenacity of Confucianism as it has combined with other religions and secular philosophy, through time. Confucius encouraged a positive view of human beings and human nature that may well explain its popularity and ongoing influence.

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