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The Analects 22 Sima Guang and the Confucian Revival
Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius Professor Robert André LaFleur We will watch and discuss one lecture per meeting. The meeting limit is 12 people. Full lecture list for this course: Disc 1. lecture 1. The Hidden Teaching Dynamic of the Analects ; lecture 2. The Analects: A Bird's-Eye View ; lecture 3. The Man We Call Confucius ; lecture 4. How the Analects Is Organized ; lecture 5. The Provenance of the Analects ; lecture 6. The Analects in Miniature -- Disc 2. lecture 7. Learning to Read the Analects ; lecture 8. Confucius's Students: Zai Wo and Yan Hui ; lecture 9. Confucius's Students: Zilu and Zigong ; lecture 10. Confucius on the Purpose of Learning ; lecture 11. Filial Devotion in the Analects; lecture 12. Confucius on the Value of Remonstrance -- Disc 3. lecture 13. The Exemplary Person in the Analects ; lecture 14. Confucius's Ideal: Consummate Conduct ; lecture 15. Confucius on Cultivating the Social Self ; lecture 16. Ritual Conduct in the Analects ; lecture 17. Confucius on Embodied Ritual and Music ; lecture 18. The Analects on Effective Rule -- Disc 4. lecture 19. Mencius: The Next Confucian Sage ; lecture 20. Confucius's Daoist and Legalist Critics ; lecture 21. State Confucianism and Buddhism ; lecture 22. Sima Guang and the Confucian Revival ; lecture 23. Neo-Confucianism and the Political Order ; lecture 24. Confucius's Comeback in a Global World.

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The Austin Philosophy Discussion Group (APDG) offers many opportunities for discussions of philosophy and philosophical issues. No advance preparation or knowledge is required, unless stated in the meeting description. All our meetings are free of charge.

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- Weekly Lecture/Discussion groups, which offer free DVD lectures and discussions covering a wide range of philosophical topics.

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