A comparison of the political thoughts of confucius and plato changzheng dai 12 a comparison of the political thoughts of confucius and plato 183 right principles and advocated the governance by man of virtue however, a closer examination can help reveal their signiﬁcant differences. Similarities: confucius is the father of chinese ethics and socrates is the father of moral philosophy both are regarded as the father of ethics. The ethics of confucius and aristotle: mirrors of virtue by jiyuan yu offers an introductory comparison in overview between confucian and aristotelian understandings of virtue by confucian ethics yu means, in a broad sense, what is included in the four classics: the analects , the mencius , the great learning , and the doctrine of the mean. The objective of this paper is to compare and establish the differences in ideologies between confucius and aristotle discussion confucius was of the view the human behavior is more guided by morality and skilled judgment and not by the person’s knowledge of the rules (annping, 2007. Confucius, plato, and aristotle comparison of ideas plato lived before aristotle student of socrates notable works include the apology, republic, and parmenides.
Plato became an enthusiastic and talented student of socrates and wrote famous dialogues featuring his teacher verbally grappling with opponents our wrestler believed in the pre-existence and immortality of the soul, holding that life is nothing more than the imprisonment of the soul in a body in addition to the physical world, there is a. A comparison of confucius with plato and aristotle in political philosophy while plato’s philosopher kings are also partially played by the united nations in modern world in a way, from confucius, plato, and to aristotle was along a course from the original human world in pre-civilization to the modern world a comparison of. In this book, jiyuan yu engages in a comparison of the ethical thought of two highly influential thinkers, confucius and aristotle the book aims at developing an interpretation of each side through comparison (p 3) yu appeals to aristotle's metaphor of friends as mirrors for each other to. A comparison of confucius with plato and aristotle in political philosophy - free download as word doc (doc), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free modern political philosophy lists plato and aristotle as its ancient founders but not confucius in fact, confucius was a professional politician while neither plato nor aristotle was.
Compare and contrast the greek philosophers socrates, plato, and aristotle with confucius in china and the buddha in south asia what was similar and what was different in their proposals for. The summary will compare the lives and teaching of confucius and socrates to see what similarities stand out and also the reasons for and significance of any differences these will be analyzed to see what changes they might have caused in the teaching and on the students. Confucius and socrates contents beck index confucius and socrates compared by sanderson beck summary life and deeds manner and attitudes style and methods plato, the collected dialogues of ed edith hamilton and huntington cairns plato, the dialogues of tr benjamin jowett. Virtue: comparing the views of confucius and aristotle where plato saw a linear slope of five increasingly misguided and degenerating regimes, aristotle saw six regimes: three true and three corrupt each regime has a ruling political good this will be more apparent in plato’s republic, but is also present in aristotle’s politics.
Confucius and aristotle most greek philosophers agreed that virtue is a form of knowledge they generally thought that self-examination leads to self-knowledge which in turn leads to the good life. On the surface, there are many similarities between confucius and plato both taught through means of dialogue, and both expressed reticence to provide direct definitions both advocated contemplation and education as the means for moral attainment, and both sought to balance contemplation with service. 2 abstract thisthesisattemptsacomparisonbetweenthepoliticalphilosophyofconfucius andplatothefirsthalfintroducedthereadertoconfucianthought,whilethe. Aristotle vs plato comparison aristotle and plato were philosophers in ancient greece who critically studied matters of ethics, science, politics, and more though many more of plato's works survived the centuries, aristotle's contributions have arguably been more influential, particul.
Virtue: comparing the views of confucius and aristotle confucius social philosophy this paper will explore and discuss the social and political philosophy of confucius and aristotle, the views on virtue. Confucius warns his students to revere the gods and keep distance from them at the same time also, i read in a book called classic asian philosophy, that says that confucius, plato and aristotle shared an emphasis on “inner satisfaction with one’s own virtue. Plato was a wrestler that tried to create an unfeasible system of government and used straw men tactics for his arguements aristotle fudged up our knowledge base for 1000 years and confuciuslets just say he messed up china to this day. Title: virtue: confucius and aristotle created date: 20160730020502z.
Comparing plato and socrates plato was among the most important and creative thinkers of the ancient world he was born in athens in 428 bc to an aristocratic and well-off family even as a young child plato was familiar with political life because his father, ariston was the last king of athens. This is a german translation by lu jiang of “confucianizing socrates and socratizing confucius—on comparing analects 13:18 and the euthyphro” 60 philosophy east and west 187–206. An essay or paper on confucius and plato this study will compare and contrast the teachings of confucius and plato on first glance, one would suspect that the two teachers have little if anything in common, considering that one is so thoroughly eastern and the other is just as thoroughly western.