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Philosophy 312: Oriental Philosophy
Summary of Key Terms




Abstract:  The key terms in Confucianism are listed.

II. The Key Terms in Confucianism form an intricate
web of concepts.
A. jen: human heartedness; humaneness
B. li: principle of gain, benefit; in general,
"principle," propriety, ritual, social order.
C. yi: righteousness; the moral disposition to do good.
D. hsiao: filial piety, reverence; familial love
E. chih: moral wisdom
F. chun-tzu: the ideal person; the superior man
G. te: virtue; power; power by which people are ruled; power of moral example



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