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Sounding the Analects , Engaging Confucius

Sounding the Analects , Engaging Confucius FEATURE REVIEWS Sounding the Analects, Engaging Confucius Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, National Taiwan University Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects. Edited by David Jones. Chicago and LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 2008. Pp. 305. Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects, edited by David Jones, is a stirring, thought-provoking anthology that invites reflection and soul searching. Other collections on Confucius and the Analects have appeared in recent years, but they have tended to focus narrowly on issues such as what we know about the Master, what in the Analects constitutes his original teachings, and the like. By raising imponderable questions about the Master's identity and his fluctuating persona over time, and pursuing hypothetical philological arguments, they have detracted from what is of interest in Confucius' teachings as presented in the Analects while offering little in return. Drawing on several disciplines, including religious studies, sociology, history, and philosophy, Confucius Now examines the Analects as a living human testament that has much to say to the present age. The book's contributors contend that many of Confucius' utterances in the Analects serve as reminders about basic moral facets of human experience, relationship, and interaction that tend to be overlooked or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Sounding the Analects , Engaging Confucius

Philosophy East and West , Volume 61 (1) – Jan 16, 2011

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FEATURE REVIEWS Sounding the Analects, Engaging Confucius Foreign Languages and Literatures Department, National Taiwan University Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects. Edited by David Jones. Chicago and LaSalle, IL: Open Court, 2008. Pp. 305. Confucius Now: Contemporary Encounters with the Analects, edited by David Jones, is a stirring, thought-provoking anthology that invites reflection and soul searching. Other collections on Confucius and the Analects have appeared in recent years, but they have tended to focus narrowly on issues such as what we know about the Master, what in the Analects constitutes his original teachings, and the like. By raising imponderable questions about the Master's identity and his fluctuating persona over time, and pursuing hypothetical philological arguments, they have detracted from what is of interest in Confucius' teachings as presented in the Analects while offering little in return. Drawing on several disciplines, including religious studies, sociology, history, and philosophy, Confucius Now examines the Analects as a living human testament that has much to say to the present age. The book's contributors contend that many of Confucius' utterances in the Analects serve as reminders about basic moral facets of human experience, relationship, and interaction that tend to be overlooked or

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Published: Jan 16, 2011

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