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  1. Did Confucius Advise Zai Wo to Do What He Believed to Be Morally Wrong? Interpreting Analects 17.21.Mathew A. Foust - 2021 - Asian Philosophy 31 (3):229-239.
    ABSTRACT It has recently been argued that in Analects 17.21, Confucius advises a disciple to do something that he, Confucius, believes to be morally wrong. According to Frederick Choo, despite believing that it is morally wrong to not properly observe the three-year mourning ritual for a deceased parent, Confucius tells Zai Wo that he should do so. Choo offers two justifications for Confucius’s doing this. In this essay, I argue that the justifications Choo offers for Confucius’s advising Zai Wo to (...)
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