Confucianism

Confucian Ethics

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The main principle of Confucianism is ren ("humaneness" or "benevolence"), signifying excellent character in accord with li (ritual norms), zhong (loyalty to one's true nature), shu (reciprocity), and xiao (filial piety). Together these constitute de (virtue).

Sources

  1. Weiming, Tu. “Confucianism.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
  2. “Confucian State Cult.” Hinnells, John R. (ed.), Penguin Dictionary of Religions (London: Penguin Books).
  3. Confucius.” Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
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Title Confucian Ethics
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Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
URL religionfacts.com/confucianism/ethics
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MLA Citation “Confucian Ethics.” ReligionFacts.com. 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021. <religionfacts.com/confucianism/ethics>