Confucius and the Analects

Initial Post Due March 20, 2019
Final Posts Due March 26, 2019
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“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 excerpt from 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 at least three examples from the Analects to demonstrate your knowledge of Confucianism.


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