The Analects of Confucius
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell 1910
Number of pages: 1028
No other book in the entire history of the world has exerted a greater influence on a larger number of people over a longer period of time than this volume. The spiritual cornerstone of the most populous and oldest living civilization on Earth, the Analects has inspired the Chinese and all the peoples of East Asia with its affirmation of a humanist ethics. The Analects is the only place where we can encounter the real, living Confucius. He speaks with clarity and brilliance. He emerges as a man of great passion and many enthusiasms, a man of bold action whose true vocation is politics.
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India has a rich and diverse philosophical tradition dating back to the composition of the Upanisads in the later Vedic period. According to Radhakrishnan, the oldest of these constitute the earliest philosophical compositions of the world.
by Ming-huei Lee - University of Hawai'i Press
Readers of this volume will discover the hard-mindedness and precision of thinking as they enter into the discussions of Confucianism. As readers progress through this book, they will be constantly reminded that all philosophy should be comparative.
by Epiphanius Wilson - Colonial Press
The strangest figure that meets us in the annals of Oriental thought is that of Confucius. To the popular mind he is the founder of a religion, and yet he has nothing in common with the great religious teachers of the East.
by De Lacy O'Leary - Kegan Paul and Company
A study of the mutual influence of Arabic and Western worlds during the Middle Ages. It traces the transmission of Greek philosophy and science to the Islamic cultures. The book presents a fascinating portrait of medieval Muslim thought.