Nguyen Duong Thanh Nhan


The Spring-Autumn and The Warring States period were the historic time when there were many changes in all aspects including economy, politics, culture, society. The regime of slavery was declining and feudalism was gradually created. Therefore, many thinkers appeared with many different points of view. The doctrines of humanity (Ren) and rectification of names (Zhengming) in the socio-political thought of Confucius, which were one of many theories was born at that time. In this article, we will have 2 main tasks. The first one is to study the content of the doctrines of humanity (Ren) and rectification of names (Zhengming) in the socio-political thought of Confucius. The second task is to make objective discussions about it.


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