Confucius (551–479 BC)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G045-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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List of works

  • Confucius (551–479) Lunyu (Analects), trans. D.C. Lau, Confucius: The Analects (Lun-yu), Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 1992.

    (Although the dates given are for Confucius’ own life, the Analects were in fact compiled over a long period after his death, as noted in the text of the entry. Lau provides a revised bilingual translation of the Analects, complete with a philosophical introduction, appendices on the history of the text, events in the life of Confucius and a characterization of his various disciples. The standard English translation.)

References and further reading

  • Fingarette, H.A. (1972) Confucius: The Secular as Sacred, New York: Harper & Row.

    (A pioneering re-evaluation of the philosophy of Confucius, and its relevance to contemporary philosophy.)

  • Hall, D.L. and Ames, R.T. (1987) Thinking Through Confucius, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A reconstruction of the philosophical insights of Confucius, comparing the presuppositions of his way of thinking with presuppositions that underlie the Western traditions of philosophy.)

Citing this article:
Lau, D.C. and Roger T. Ames. Bibliography. Confucius (551–479 BC), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G045-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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