Looking for Wisdom
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Looking for Wisdom

Philosopher File: Confucius

The social vision of a revolutionary Chinese thinker

Painting of Confucius. Circa 1770. Anonymous. Public Domain, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Confucius is one of history’s most influential philosophers. His insights have shaped the cultures of East Asia and beyond for centuries. Confucius was a reformer who aimed to refashion society on the basis of justice and virtue. And yet, during his lifetime, his teachings were largely ignored.

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