The Analects Topics for Discussion

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Discuss the disciples in relation to how Confucius considers their qualities in the Analects. For example, which disciples does Confucius consider fit to govern, as benevolent or intelligent and why?

Describe the reasons that four of the disciples are considered capable of being called Master like Confucius.

List and describe five experiences Confucius has while traveling abroad for thirteen years.

Compare and contrast at least five qualities that distinguish a gentleman from an ordinary man.

Compare and contrast differences and distinctions between the Way in Eastern thinking and the Truth in Western thought.

Describe and discuss how and why benevolence is considered a supreme quality in Confucian thought.

List and describe how five examples of experiences in Confucius' life compare to his thinking about the Way.

Describe and discuss the theory of Heaven's Decree. What are its implications for welfare of the common people...

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