Sample History Paper on Confucius philosophy

Confucius Philosophy

Confucius philosophy inspired the current government code of morality. The ruling Communist Party in China realized that Confucius could be applied to modern politics in areas concerning obedience to the leaders, loyalty and hierarchy. China boasts of their own political and philosophical history partly based on Confucius thus are not subject to democracy thus averting pressure from other states.

Ethics of humanness, justice, proper right, knowledge and integrity could prove popular in today’s world. Principle of governess would provide an appropriate guide for selecting leaders as it states that a leader must govern himself before he can govern others. Confucius concept of a central government could be applied today.

Confucius would probably be a member of Chinese Communist Party as its leaders apply his philosophy of governance as national Party Congress meets once in five years.
Lao- Tza taught Confucius that man is mortal but his legacy remains after his death.  In addition there is a season for everything such as a season to rise to leadership or for failures. He further advised him to avoid pride, many ambitions, affection and extravagance. These teachings are similar to the responses of substance, shadow and spirit as they criticize extravagance and anxiety over things one cannot change (López Sastre).

Mozi’s teachings are against the family being the moral foundation of governance. Confucius believed that family is the foundation of leadership. Mozi’smodel could have proved poplar during his time as he advocated for dynasty style of leadership and focused on a strong military power. Today, this system cannot survive as anybody can be elected as the leader.

The system based universal and undifferentiated love has the merit of equal opportunities to all men. However it could suffer from weak military power and instability caused by public uproar.


Work Cited

López Sastre, Gerardo. “The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan. Wisdom From Confucius, Lao Tzu And Other Great Thinkers”. Rev. artes marciales asiát. 4.3 (2012): 120. Web.