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The Written World

The Written World

Martin Puchner

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Confucius' Personality

Confucius' Personality

He wasn't difficult to understand - he didn't like complicated phrases - but it often took a while for his simple words to sink in.

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What Knowledge Was by Confucius

What Knowledge Was by Confucius

" Yu ,Shall I teach you what knowledge is? When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you don't know it; this is knowledge."

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CONFUCIUS

I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge;

I am one who is fond of antiquity,and earnest in seeking it there

CONFUCIUS

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Highlights.

Highlights.

In Confucius's view, the chaos of the present had infected even the meaning of words -

When names are not correct, what is said will not sound reasonable;

When what is said does not sound reasonable, affairs will not culminate in success;

When affairs do not culminate in success, rites and music do not flourish;

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Highlights ( contd. )

Highlights ( contd. )

In Confucius's view, the chaos of the present had infected even the meaning of words -

When rites and music do not flourish, punishments will not fit the crimes;

When punishments do not fit the crime, the common people will not know where to put their hands and feet.

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Socrates.

Socrates.

His most intense teaching moment occurred just before his death, in 399 B.C.E., in prison, 

when he told his students that philosophy was nothing other than a preparation for dying.

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Socrates and Cebes ( one of his Students)

Socrates and Cebes ( one of his Students)

( Seeing distress among his students )

Socrates: " You have a childish fear that when the soul goes out from the body the wind will really blow it away and scatter it, especially if a man happens to die in a high wind and not calm weather "

Cebes: " Assume that we have that fear, Socrates, and try to convince us; or rather do not assume that we are afraid, but perhaps there is a child within us, who has such fears. "

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Socrates and Cebes ( one of his Students) ( contd. )

Socrates and Cebes ( one of his Students) ( contd. )

Cebes: " Let us try to persuade him not to fear death as if it were a hobgoblin "

" Ahh," Socrates " You must sing charms to him every day until you charm away his fear "

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Hope These Stashes are Interesting to You.

Hope These Stashes are Interesting to You.

These are a few highlights and ideas/stashes from Chapter 4, Learning From the Buddha, Confucius, Socrates, and Jesus from the Book The Written World by MARTIN PUCHNER. 

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Every New Book I read, I find a different view for history; Here are some stashes in two of the great philosphers of all time & knowing them from different books encourages my reading curiosity. The Written World,How Literature Shaped History is an interesting book & I can't wait to read them all; for now I am on chapter 4 and might be reading it while you are reading this. 🌻

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