"At fifteen my heart-and-mind were set upon learning. . . ."
The Conditions of Thinking
Living up to One's Word (hsin)
An Illustration: The Book of Songs
". . . at thirty I took my stance. . . ."
Personal Articulation: Some Alternatives
The Mutuality of Ritual Action (li) and Signification (yi)
Ritual Action (li)
The Authoritative Person
Jen as Authoritative Person
Jen and Person Making
An Illustration: Po I and Shu Ch'i
". . . at forty I was no longer of two minds. . . "
The Primacy of Aesthetic Order
The Aesthetics of Praxis
The Masses (min)
Min and Jen
Individual Absoluteness and Individual Relativity
Effecting Sociopolitical Order (cheng)
Cheng and Cheng
Law and Ritual Action: Hsing , Fa and Li
Shame (ch'ih) and Guilt (tsui)
The Exemplary Person: Chün Tzu
The Chün Tzu as Model
". . . at fifty I realized the ming of t'ien. . . "
The Question of Confucius' Cosmology
T'ien and T'ien Ming
The Historical Development of T'ien
T'ien and Transcendence
A Characterization of Te from Early Literature
Te A Philosophic Reconstruction
Confucius' Understanding of Tao
Tao and Transcendence
Field and Focus
Confucian Cosmology as Ars Contextualis
". . . at sixty my ear was attuned. . . "
The Centrality of Communication
Sage (sheng jen): A Philological and Literary Analysi
The Sage and the Ordering of Names (cheng ming)
The Aesthetic Character of Classical Chinese
Cheng Ming : The Ordering of Names
The Sage as Virtuoso
Shu : The Unifying Thread
Shu as "Deference"
The Language of Deference
The Sage as Master of Communication
Thinking as Attunement
". . . and at seventy I could give my heart-and-mind free rein without overstepping the mark."
The Failings of Confucius
Opportunities for Engagement
Invitation to a Future
Bibliography of Works Cited
Finding List for Passages from the Analects
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