Confucian philosophy on happiness

CGTN published this video about Confucian philosophy on happiness, in which they describe the ways in which the philosopher’s theories of happiness differ from Western philosophies.

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#Confucius is an iconic ancient Chinese philosopher, whose thought flourished during the Warring States period, an unsettling time in Chinese history. Confucian philosophy has inspired David Moser, a sinologist and linguist who began his research on #China in the 1980s. He tells CGTN anchor Tian Wei, for Confucius, the notion of happiness is not really a matter of sensual pleasure, but something of a collective phenomenon.

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