Especially throughself-cultivation and self-creation (Confusianism focuses on humanbeings achievements and interests, rather than with the abstract beings and problems of theology.) The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity
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1: so when practicing concern in the welfere of others. Not a feeling of duty og loyalty but motivated by providing something of value to someone else.2: a moral disposition to do good. Loyalty3: Li includes the entire spectrum of interaction with humans, nature and even material objects. Good manners, correct behaviour, politeness etc4:ZHI: can be obtain through books or life. Shal be able to distinguish between truth and falsehood and be rational and saine: shall not get confused infront of profits or other paths. 5: Xin: refers to keeping ones word and being faithful. There are still many other elements, but not to be named today.
Thus even without deities and a vision of salvation, confucianism plays much the same role as religion does in other cultural contexts.
Though his political career was not that successful he was a great teacher and philosopher.
(regulation of economic activity).The west have been critizising the confusianism and collectivism in china to hold back the economy.
Another way of connecting it to entrepreneurship is: by being nice and following the rules it is easier to build connatcts – essential for entrepreneurs. Also no one would do business with someone that is not trust worthy.
Special report confucianism
Confucianism Special Report by Marta Fretheim
What is confusianism?A set of ethical beliefs that were developed from the teachings of the scholarConfucius. The philosophy is concerned with human beings, that they areteachable, improvable and capable of becoming perfect through personaland communal effort.Goal: individual happiness through peace and to obtain peace, ourrelationships must be based on love and duties. Confusianism = the school of the scholars (Confucius)
Background/historyChina experienced a transition from slavery tofeudalists and people were concerned about thefuture mode of society. Several schools ofthoughts were thrieved, such as Taoist and Legist.Confusius`s philosophy was based on reviving theethics of the Zhou Dynasty. Therefore brought aseries of norms to re-surface. These norms weredeveloped step by step into Confucianism.It has dominated a feudal society that in essencehas lasted 2000 years and have had greatinfluence over the history, social structure and thepeople of China.
Values of confucianismFocuses on developing the virtue and ethics, the most basicconstants are:1. Ren: Is altruism and humanness for others. The feeling a virtues human being gets when being altruistic.2. Yi/zhong/shu: Is maintenance of justice and the desire to do good.3. Li: A set of norms. How should one act within a community?4. Zhi: Knowledge or wisdom5. Xin: Integrity and faithfullness
Examples “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself” “When a country is well-governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill-governed, riches and honour are things to be ashamed of""The superior man in everything considers righteousness to be essential. He performs it according to the rules of propriety. He brings it forth in humility. He completes it with sincerity. This is indeed a superior man" "Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men" "If a man in the morning hear the right way, he may die in the evening without regret"
Quick factsQuick facts ConfucianismFormed: C. 500 B.C.EOrigin: ChinaFollowers: 5 000 000Deity None/various gods and ancestorsHeadquarters None
Confucius “The teacher of 10 000 generations”• 551 – 479 BC• Born into a poor but noble family.• Original name: ka`ung Ch`iu. Married at the age of 19 and had a son and two daughters.• A chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher. He broke with the tradition and promoted the idea “to educated all despite their social status”• At the age of 53 he became the Minister of crime in the state of LU. He managed to introduce some reforms and almost eliminated crimes. This was sabbotaged by the neighboring state as he gained a lot of power.• In 496 BC he had to leave the country and was not welcomed back until 482.• Although his political career was not that successful he was a great teacher and philosopher.
Confucianism and profitProfit is not regarded immoral, though it should be in harmony with justice. Hesays:“one who, on seeing profit, thinks of righteousness, may be considered aperfect man”And on the other hand:“Wealth and high station are what men desire but unless I got them in theright way I would not remain in them”
Confucianism economy“Virtue is the root – while wealth is the branch”“If there is equal distribution there will be no poverty”Confucianism believes that sufficient provisionof the basic needs of the people is the basis ofa good society. This would mean that economicpolicy must be geared to realizing economicequality.
Confucius an entrepreneur?• Product development: Replied to the concern about the decline in moral and ethics from the people.• Passionate: Thoroughly followed his own norms and guidelines. Also very persistent, had to flee the country.• Implementation / power to do Through his teaching and persistency he manage to implement his believes. Confucianism is now widely used all over the world and in many cultures and religions.
Confucianism in entrepreneurship?• Trust: No one wants to do business with someone who is not trust worthy or does not follow the rules.• Building connections: By maintaining a high moral and by being kind and true