Transcript of plato, aristotle, confucius comparison confucius, plato, and aristotle comparison of ideas plato lived before aristotle student of socrates notable works include the apology, republic, and parmenides his philosophy was based mainly on abstract moral principles, rather than gaining understanding of the world. Socrates regards rational knowledge as the decisive factor of human life and even ascribes all virtues and moral actions to it, thereby stressing the ‘rationales’ of ethics in contrast, confucius regards kinship love as the decisive factor of human life and even grounds all virtues and moral actions on it, thereby stressing the ‘emotionales’ of ethics. A comparison between confucius and socrates serves as an illustration to show how the two fatherly philosophers were hallmarked by their different social environments socrates' most important contribution is the so-called socratic method while confucius’s most important contribution is the ethical code of benevolence and righteousness. The unexamined life is not worth living (socrates, apology, 38a) as a result she read late in life confucius’s analects and other original works that she says felt like ‘i was gazing into my own soul’ i leave other scholars to review and assess li’s claims and review of research, except to.
A comparison of confucius with plato and aristotle in political philosophy - free download as word doc (doc), pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free modern political philosophy lists plato and aristotle as its ancient founders but not confucius in fact, confucius was a professional politician while neither plato nor aristotle was. The conceptual background of the ethics of confucius and socrates the ethics of confucius and socrates were both developed in an atmosphere in which there was an unprecedented theoretical reflection on the problems of ethics against a background of social upheaval. Socrates was more a personal thinker while confucius was more interested in organizing societies in fact, socrates, in the republic, states that the perfect government will probably never be achieved on earth, but that the philosopher, in his personal life, strives to achieve an ordered state within himself, teaching by example if you will.
This chapter outlines the main educational philosophies of two thinkers from the classical period: socrates and confucius both socrates and confucius aimed to ennoble and humanise the character of rule by cultivating wise and virtuous leaders education was understood by both to mean the lifelong. Socrates - socrates versus plato: we can conclude that plato was not blind to the civic and religious dangers created by socrates part of what makes his apology so complex and gripping is that it is not a one-sided encomium that conceals the features of the socratic way of life that lay behind the anxiety and resentment felt by many of his fellow citizens. Many of aristotle's ideas are a marriage between those of socrates and plato it is said that plato was the first political philosopher and aristotle was the first political scientist both men founded schools. Confucius and aristotle on virtue philosophers aristotle and confucius are both famous persons in the world’s history aristotle was a great greek philosopher and scientist while confucius was a chinese politician, a philosopher and a teacher. Confucius and socrates, one from east and one from west, who called as representing their high civilizations’ wisdom and social values, are regarded as both great teachers and leaders in this paper, both two philosophers’ personal teaching techniques and educational philosophies have been analyzed and discussed in order to compare.
The ancient greek sage, socrates, and the ancient chinese sage, confucius, may be compared on many counts their appearances in roughly similar periods of history (chronologically and otherwise. Scholars distinguish between the early plato - closer to the beliefs of socrates - and the later plato - closer to his own beliefs - within the dialogues plato was very concerned with ideas in fact, we call him an idealist because of his theory of the forms. 2 abstract thisthesisattemptsacomparisonbetweenthepoliticalphilosophyofconfucius andplatothefirsthalfintroducedthereadertoconfucianthought,whilethe. Similarities: confucius is the father of chinese ethics and socrates is the father of moral philosophy both are regarded as the father of ethics.
This chapter has been published in the book confucius and socrates teaching wisdom for ordering information, please click here when contemplating what philosophical contribution can be made to education, one way to begin is to look at the origin of the word philosophy, which derives from greek. By alexa ames ,morgan cox, kara garret, and paige moses confucianism and greek philosophy daoism and greek philosophy confucianism and daoism ~daoism began shortly after the end of the zhou dynasty as one of three solutions to what is known as the warring states period. The difference between eastern and western philosophy lies in the difference of world perception the greek ideology, according to plato’s conception, proclaims imperfection and inconsistency of the material world and excellence of the world of ideas.
Does a comparison of plato’s and confucius’s uses shaped the moral philosophy of their respective cultures while western ethical theory has to ‘the combined influence of jesus and socrates’ (3) on the surface, there are many similarities between confucius and plato both taught. On the other hand, works of ancient greek philosophers, such as socrates, and some oriental philosophies, such as taoism, do have some common ideas and concepts, although, regardless of some similarities, differences between oriental and western philosophies are distinctive. On confucius's and socrates's views on political duty [review] tongdong bai - 2010 - dao: a journal of comparative philosophy 9 (4):375-390 remastering morals with aristotle and confucius.
Compare and contrast log in × scroll to top home a comparison between the philosophies of confucius and socrates pages 5 words 1,257 view full essay more essays like this: not sure what i'd do without @kibin - alfredo alvarez, student @ miami university exactly what i needed. Confucius and socrates both have a very definite perspective of an exemplary person and how he/she should live their life however these perspectives do differ in specific areas and that is what. Confucius vs aristotle/plato/socrates discussion in 'non sci fi debates' started which one do you think has a better philosophy confucius or socrates confucius or aristotle confucius or plato zor it's not apples and oranges, because apples and oranges can't even be compared, and the comparison between these philosophers is valid and. Influence of aristotle vs plato plato influenced aristotle, differences in contributions in philosophy plato believed that concepts had a universal form, an ideal form, which leads to his idealistic philosophy the link between socrates, plato, and aristotle is most obvious when it comes to their views on ethics plato was socratic.
The ethics of confucius vs socrates i am in desperate need of help i am trying to compare the ethics and philosophies of confucius and socrates. While confucius wrote at a time and place different from those of socrates, plato, and aristotle, much of his thoughts relate closely with the three greek thinkers in his analects, confucius. Confucianizing socrates and socratizing confucius on comparing analects zhu draws out differences between confucius and socrates on the basis of what he takes to be the authoritative interpretation of confucius' response and of confucianism there is the religious socrates, who claims to do philosophy by the god's command because. Socrates and zen the differences between eastern and western philosophies are very pronounced western mentality is generally based upon a rational, ordered system of categories that encourage the continual search for truth and knowledge through science or religion.