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Confucius and the Analects

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Due on November 21, 2017



“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
― Confucius

Using the supplied excerptfrom the Analects provided, consider the above quote while answering the following prompt.
Explain how the twin concepts of jen and li, which are often said to constitute the basis of Confucianism are reflected in the above quote and in the Analects.

Your responses should cite atleast three examples from the text to demonstrate your knowledge of Confucianism.