How far is Confucius an Aristotelian?: Comments on May Sim’s Remastering Morals with Aristotle and Confucius

Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):311-319 (2009)
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The paper tries to point out that while May Sim’s book is helpful for stimulating critical and systematic comparative study of Aristotle and Confucius, its overly Aristotelian approach results in the author’s misleading assessment of Confucius and Confucianism. Because Confucianism aims primarily at offering systematic instructions of how to live a good life, and not at establishing a theory or finding truth, the true value of Confucianism would be eclipsed if he is taken against an Aristotelian measure.



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