Confucius Bk 13 Ch 3

Thesis:

According to the Confucius statement, in order to achieve the harmony in society, there is a need of names rectification. Confucius consider that the chaos is mainly caused buy incorrect and inappropriate usage of names (as it is presented in the ) famous conversation between Confucius and his student Zilu)

Reasons:

Clear identification of the names is the core precondition for correct acting.

Analysis:

In the case if the system of names is fixed correctly there is an option of providing the particular social group and entire society with well-defined regulations of what is to be done and which particular issues are forbidden.

.“There is government, when the prince is prince, and the minister is minister; when the father is father, and the son is son.” Xunzi (313-238 B.C.). Xunzi has been the follower of Confucius, and that is why he has been the one of the early leaders of the consolidation. This consolidation, in turn, has been the result of the Confucian tradition practical implementation.

In other words, it is possible to say that the correct names practical application implies the order and the hierarchy in the particular society. Each name means the social position, responsibilities, rights and obligations for instance – father- ‘the head of the family’.

If the system of names is written and each particular name is defined in details, it is possible to require the correct execution of the obligations, listed in the definition. The order is the core value of the names system, which in turn, has the essential and vital; role for the social development, order and …
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