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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

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Front Phil Chin    2012, Vol. 7 Issue (1) : 75-89     DOI: 10.3868/s030-001-012-0004-9
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The Wisdom of Administration in The Analects
LI Honglei()
Department of Philosophy, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
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The basic spirit of administration in The Analects includes the five following aspects: the wisdom of administration regarding humanity as the foundation; the wisdom of leadership with primary virtue; the wisdom of conducting business with righteousness; the wisdom of harmonious organization; and the wisdom of coordination with the mean. Relative to modern Western rational spirit of scientific management, Confucian management focuses on exploring the humanities and shaping human nature, and this has a unique value for contemporary management activities.

Keywords The Analects      Confucianism      administration     
Corresponding Authors: LI Honglei,   
Issue Date: 05 March 2012
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