GVSU Philosophy Colloquium Series: Confucian Humility in the Analects

Friday, April 12, 2024
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Faculty, Staff, Students

The growing literature on humility in general has sparked interests regarding humility in Confucianism. Scholars such as Jin Li, Sara Rushing, Alexus McLeod and Shun have offered related but distinct accounts of Confucian humility. Building upon their accounts and adding the new element of li ®, I argue that in the Analects, there are two strands of Confucian humility. Focusing on the agent herself, the first strand can be characterized as vigilance rooted in loving learning. Focusing on others and responsibilities in general, the second strand can be characterized as devotion to responsibility. When they are effectively communicated through li, both strands are recognized as Confucian humility proper.

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BLL-110 Mackinac Hall

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This event was added to the calendar by Kristen Krueger-Corrado (kruegekr@gvsu.edu) on Friday, March 15, 2024 and was last updated on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 2:27 p.m.