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By Wing-Tsit Chan

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A resource publication in chinese language Philosophy is a milestone alongside the advanced and tough street to major realizing via Westerners of the Asian peoples and a huge contribution to the reason for philosophy. it's the first anthology of chinese language philosophy to hide its complete old improvement. It presents sizeable decisions from all of the nice thinkers and faculties in each period--ancient, medieval, glossy, and contemporary--and comprises of their entirety probably the most vital classical texts. It offers with the basic and technical in addition to the extra common facets of chinese language suggestion. With its new translation of resource fabrics (some translated for the 1st time), its explanatory aids the place invaluable, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this quantity can be an crucial advisor for students, for students, for critical readers attracted to realizing the genuine China.

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28 This interpretation also follows the Shang-shu cheng-i. 9 THE GROWTH OF H U M A N I S M and appoint officers for divination by tortoise shells and by stalks, and command them thus to divine. . The calculation of the passage of events is the function of experts whose duty it is to perform the divination. When three of them divine, follow the words of two of them. If you have any doubt about important matters, consult with your own conscience, consult with your ministers and officers, consult with the common people, and consult the tortoise shells and stalks.

Confucius said, "I have never seen one who really loves humanity or one who really hates inhumanity. 55 One who really hates inhumanity will practice humanity in such a way that inhumanity will have no chance to get at him. Is there any one who has devoted his strength to humanity for as long as a single day? I have not seen any one without sufficient strength to do so. " 4:8. " 4:10. Confucius said, "A superior man in dealing with the world is not for anything or against anything. " Comment. This is a clear expression of both the flexibility and rigidity of Confucian ethics—flexibility in application but rigidity in standard.

Tradition holds that Confucius selected these from three thousand prevailing songs, a belief rejected by modern scholars. It is agreed, however, that many of the songs had been popular and that Confucius knew them. , The Book of Songs. 7 The former two contain the oldest material of Chinese literature. Although the latter two are much later works, they record events of pre-Confucian times. 1. ANCESTORS AND THE LORD ON HIGH Abundant is the year, with much millet and much rice, And we have tall granaries, With hundreds of thousands and millions of units.

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