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The Ethics of Confucius

by Miles Menander Dawson


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This is a study of the ethical system presented in the Confucian texts, organized by topic. This book was reprinted in 1939 under the title 'The Basic Thoughts of Confucius,' and in 1942 as 'The Basic Teachings of Confucius.'

Title Page
The Works of Confucius, His Disciples, and Most Important Followers
Chapter I. What Constitutes the Superior Man
Chapter II. Self-Development
Chapter III. General Human Relations
Chapter IV. The Family
Chapter V. The State
Chapter VI. Cultivation of the Fine Arts
Chapter VII. Universal Relations
Appendix: The “Great Principle” of Confucius