Dao Companion to the Analects by Amy Olberding (auth.), Amy Olberding (eds.)

By Amy Olberding (auth.), Amy Olberding (eds.)

This quantity surveys the foremost philosophical options, arguments, and commitments of the Confucian classic, the Analects. In thematically geared up chapters, top students supply a close, scholarly advent to the textual content and the sign principles ascribed to its protagonist, Confucius.

The quantity opens with chapters that replicate the newest scholarship at the disputed origins of the textual content and an outline of the large commentarial culture it generated. those are by way of chapters that separately discover key components of the text’s philosophical panorama, articulating either the feel of techniques corresponding to ren, li, and xiao in addition to their position within the wider house of the textual content. a last part addresses favourite interpretive demanding situations and scholarly disputes in examining the Analects, comparing, for instance, the alignment among the Analects and modern ethical concept and the contested nature of its spiritual sensibility.

Dao better half to the Analects deals a complete and entire survey of the text's philosophical idiom and topics, in addition to its historical past and a few of the liveliest present debates surrounding it. This booklet is a perfect source for either researchers and complicated scholars drawn to gaining higher perception into one of many earliest and such a lot influential Confucian classics.

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Finally, the style, length, and topics covered in chapter 20 are all highly unique (Cui 1983: 261–326). Cui’s approach was more fine-grained than that of earlier scholars, allowing him to notice features that had previously been passed over. Even as he revised his theory to be more consistent with Luo and Ito¯’s two-section hypothesis in his later works, Cui’s approach was groundbreaking in that he made generalizations at the level of individual chapter or section. This may be seen in an example from the later work Additional Records of Examining Beliefs about Confucius.

One of these is that the line between canon and commentary was not so easily drawn in most traditions. In some traditions, works composed originally with an exegetical intent found their way into texts that were later canonized, such as the Book of Chronicles in the Old Testament and the gospel of St. Matthew in the New Testament (Halivni 1986: 17; Moule 1982: 94–95). According to 1 Unless otherwise noted, all Chinese language sources quoted in this chapter are the authors’ own translations. B.

Therefore, [Confucius] puts them first. Gods are not man-made. Therefore, [Confucius] puts them last (X. 13b–14a). Finally, a modern Japanese scholar, KIMURA Eiichi 木村英, says that the order of the sayings in some chapters of the Analects may be explained by their having been joined together in their present form for purposes of recital and memorization (Kimura 1967: 57). The idea that a canon manifests a certain pedagogical order appears in commentaries to canons ranging from the Four Books, as explained above, to the Platonic dialogues.

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