Kong Zi<br />Kong Zi’s Philosophy is secular<br />Anthropocentric<br />Invested in a study of philosophy centered on Man.<...
The ideal society was one that promoted harmonious relationship among morally perfected individuals with a well-ordered st...
Kong Zi on Ren<br />Ren translated in the West as Jen<br />James Legge translated it as Benevolence, Arthur Waley as “Good...
Kong Zi on Zhong and Shu<br />Superior character Zhong signifies center, central or middle which the inferior Xin literall...
Kong Zi on Yi<br />Some sinologist translate it as rectitude or duty.<br />Some obligation or righteousness.<br />Superior...
A social philosophy based on duty.<br />Doctrine Zheng Ming, we find Kong Zi’s famous conversation with the desciple Chi K...
Li<br />Made up of two components to worship _______, a person worshipping ceremoniously before an urn where the two joss ...
Zhi<br />Complex ideogram – the act of knowing.<br />Kuo literally means mouth, Yueh __ to say, or to express or spoken.<b...
RenXin<br />Ren= Man<br />Xin = Word<br />Faithfulness or goodfaith<br />In Spanish Palabra de honor<br />
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  1. 1. Kong Zi<br />Kong Zi’s Philosophy is secular<br />Anthropocentric<br />Invested in a study of philosophy centered on Man.<br />Determined the outstanding characteristic of a philosophy that is centered on Humanism.<br />Proposed a socio-politico-Moral philosophy founded on Benevolence, Righteousness, Propriety, Wisdom and Sincerity. Towards this goal offered a positive, construction decorous and Humanistic course. <br />
  2. 2. The ideal society was one that promoted harmonious relationship among morally perfected individuals with a well-ordered structure based on the citizen’s mutual attachment to individual obligation. <br />Never did propose a religion nor did he claim to have introduced anything new. (Transmitter of ancient wisdom) by this claim he became the first professional teacher of China. <br />Lun Yu – the book attributed to him- collection of 20 books of aphorisms and Politico-Moral discourse between the Master and his disciples. <br />He did not write this, but this are the collected sayings of the Master after his death. <br />These are instructive but not dogmatic; sincere and inspiring but never pedantic. <br />
  3. 3. Kong Zi on Ren<br />Ren translated in the West as Jen<br />James Legge translated it as Benevolence, Arthur Waley as “Goodness”, some as Human Heartedness, Compassion, Pity, Love, Virtue, Virtue of Virtue, Supreme Goodness, but always with reservations.<br />In fact, Ren is a term of plurisignifications that embraces all of the above and yet signifies something more.<br />Ren, 仁 is infact a compound ideogram taken from 2 characters _____ literally meaning man, and erh signifying two or second in Chinese numerical system. “Man and second”.<br />
  4. 4. Kong Zi on Zhong and Shu<br />Superior character Zhong signifies center, central or middle which the inferior Xin literally means heart which is essentially associated with emotions.<br />Xin also signifies the mind, the unwavering reason. <br />Shu is a complex ideogram<br />Nu – meanign a woman or feminine<br />Kuo meaning mouth imlying the idea of communication;<br />Xin heart or mind, both characters relate the interrelationship of Ren and the human reason.<br />Zhong therefore is the the positive aspect of the practice of Ren.<br />
  5. 5. Kong Zi on Yi<br />Some sinologist translate it as rectitude or duty.<br />Some obligation or righteousness.<br />Superior character Yang thus claim the Character Wang<br />Wo is placed at the inferior part of the compound <br />Suggest I carry something.<br />Second interpretation Wang literally means King.- “I carry a King”<br />Duty imposed upon me from which I have no way of escaping.<br />Consciousness of one’s moral imperative is something that one inherits at Birth.<br />
  6. 6. A social philosophy based on duty.<br />Doctrine Zheng Ming, we find Kong Zi’s famous conversation with the desciple Chi Kang. Chi Kang asked Kong Zi how to govern a state. The Master answered “To govern means to rectify”.<br />“Rectification of Names”<br />
  7. 7. Li<br />Made up of two components to worship _______, a person worshipping ceremoniously before an urn where the two joss sticks have just been planted. <br />May be taken as rite, ceremony, decorum, deportment, politeness, good manners, propriety or civility. – proper ritual of a civilized life.<br />
  8. 8. Zhi<br />Complex ideogram – the act of knowing.<br />Kuo literally means mouth, Yueh __ to say, or to express or spoken.<br />Chinese used the word Zhi to signify transmitted knowledge in expressing the highest of rational enlightenment,<br />Zhi implies the necessity of possessing and transmitting wisdom.<br />To possess Zhi means to possess virtue, for the virtue is at the same time knowledge.<br />
  9. 9. RenXin<br />Ren= Man<br />Xin = Word<br />Faithfulness or goodfaith<br />In Spanish Palabra de honor<br />

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