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4. Humanism and morality

4. Humanism and morality  

Stephen Law

in Humanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777363
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199553648.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199553648
Humanists deal with moral questions about what we ought or ought not to do. Ethics features highly in humanism. When considering morality, religious people ask the following questions: how ... 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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
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
6. Confucianism in practice

6. Confucianism in practice  

Daniel K. Gardner

in Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398915
‘Confucianism in practice’ shows how Confucianism was played out in everyday family life, in the moral education of peasants and elite alike, and in the administration of the state. ... More
Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction

Confucianism: A Very Short Introduction  

Daniel K. Gardner

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2014
Published Online: 
Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780190236809
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398915.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
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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