The Philosophy Of Confucianism: Philosophy And Religion

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Confucianism; Philosophy and Religion Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is described as a tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life. It was founded by Kung Futzhu or “Great Master Kung” Zhou Dynasty then was made the political ideology of the government during the Han Dynasty. Confucianism is viewed with particular emphasis on the importance of the family and social harmony, rather than on worldly source of spiritual values as such that the core of Confucianism is humanistic. However, from the beginning there was a strong view that Confucianism was mainly a pragmatic, social and ethical philosophy that promoted social harmony and good morals and ethics. This more philosophical and social approach was critiqued by other religions.
This is an important point as it illustrates the essential difference between a moral philosophy, which places emphasis on social and humanistic goals, and a traditional religion that is in the first instance transcendent and which views moral and humanistic goals as secondary to the transcendental aspect. Traditionally, cultures and countries in the East Asian cultural sphere are strongly influenced by
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He also proposed no new gods, nor did he practice new ways of achieving salvation form daily life. The Analects only marginally concerns either the sacred or the afterlife. Regardless of that, even humanism, although substantively not a religion, can function as a religion. If a primary reason for people to be religious is to find a way to peacefully accept death, then Confucianism could be a functional alternative to religion by encouraging scholars to transcend death through public service or by preserving the Confucian legacy. In such ways, people may live on through their contributions to
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