Confucianism And Its Positive And Negative Sides

1908 Words Dec 19th, 2015 8 Pages
In this essay, I would like to state my view that Confucianism has its positive and negative sides. In this paper I will explain about Confucianism their main concepts and themes, I will then continue to explain Kongzi, Mengzi, and Xunzi their beliefs and their ways of moral self-cultivation. I would also like to contrast Mengzi and Xunzi’s view on human nature. For the conclusion, I will explain my position on whether I agree or disagree with the central feature of Confucianism.

There are three notable figures in Confucianism Kongzi, Mengzi and Xunzi. Kongzi better known as Confucius is the founder of Confucianism. Confucianism also known as Ruism, is a way of life taught by Confucius in the 6th-5th century BCE (it has existed for more than two millennia and followed by the Chinese). Confucianism can be seen as an all-encompassing humanism that neither denies nor slights heaven.

From what I found, I can see that Confucianism has its positive and negative sides. One of the positive points of Confucianism is one of their values is to develop yourself to be a better person. I also think that planting the importance of filial piety is important, I think this is important as our parents have sacrificed so much to raise us, so repaying what they have done for us is very important.

However, I can say that Confucianism has a negative side. As Kongzi stated that “I transmit rather than innovate.” Which means that it assumes that everything has happened. I think that this view…
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