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2. What should I do?Plato’s Crito

2. What should I do?: Plato’s Crito  

Edward Craig

in Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776700
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854216.003.0002
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9780192854216
Plato was the first important philosopher of ancient Greek civilization who left behind a substantial body of complete works. There is much of philosophy that pre-dates Plato, such as the ... More
2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius

2. The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0002
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‘The individual and self-cultivation in the teachings of Confucius’ explains that a moral vanguard of individuals is called for by Confucius and his followers. These individuals move others ... More
5. The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce: The teachings of Neo-Confucianism

5. The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce: The teachings of Neo-Confucianism  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0005
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9780195398915
‘The reorientation of the Confucian tradition after 1000 ce’ discusses the “school” of Confucianism referred to as Neo-Confucianism, which came to dominate Chinese intellectual and ... More
3. Government in Confucian teachings

3. Government in Confucian teachings  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0003
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9780195398915
‘Government in Confucian teachings’ describes Confucius' teachings on the ideal ruler and the process of government. A good ruler is a superior man (junzi) who must model the morality he ... More
3. Atheist ethics

3. Atheist ethics  

Julian Baggini

in Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775925
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804242.003.0003
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9780192804242
‘Atheist ethics’ shows that morality is more than possible without God; it is entirely independent of him. That means atheists are not only more than capable of leading moral lives, they ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Simon Blackburn

in Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775970
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804426.003.0001
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9780192804426
The reflections of philosophy contain a distinctive ambition: to understand the springs of motivation, reason, and feeling that move us and to understand the networks of rules or ‘norms’ ... More
3. Global patterns of higher education

3. Global patterns of higher education  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
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9780191820717
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0003
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‘Global patterns of higher education’ looks at the different types of education system globally. Although virtually every country has its own national higher education system, and each of ... More
1. Confucius (551–479 bce) and his legacy: An introduction

1. Confucius (551–479 bce) and his legacy: An introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0001
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9780195398915
Confucius lived in a period of the Zhou dynasty when China had splintered into small, independent, warring states ruled over by feudal lords whose authority was maintained not through ... More
4. Variety within early Confucianism

4. Variety within early Confucianism  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
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10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0004
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9780195398915
‘Variety within early Confucianism’ considers two very different, early interpretations of the Confucian tradition that have influenced education, social practices, and intellectual ... More
2. Peace in history

2. Peace in history  

Oliver P. Richmond

in Peace: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780191788642
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10.1093/actrade/9780199656004.003.0003
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9780199656004
‘Peace in history’ considers the significance of violence for contemporary international relations by looking at different forms and key dimensions of peace in history. A common historical ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
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book
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9780195398915
To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century bce, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, ... More

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