Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sep. 28: Confucius, Chinese philosopher


Confucius (551-479 BCE) Chinese philosopher; credited with three of Confucianism's "Four Books" (the fourth is The Mencius, attributed to Mencius, a disciple of Confucius's grandson): The Great Learning, The Doctrine of the Mean, and--probably most important of all--The Analects; he is credited with several other books, but most likely everything attributed to him was written by his disciples. His ideas are the foundation stones of all of Chinese culture, and have inspired numerous horrible jokes.


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