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In this conversation, Caleb speaks with Rob LaFleur, Professor of Anthropology & History at Beloit College and teacher of The Great Courses Books That Matter: The Analects of Confucius.

Stoics care about virtue and role ethics – two things central to Confucianism. Understanding the similarities and differences between the two philosophies can only enrich one’s philosophical theory and practice.

But going directly to the Confucian works is difficult. Conversations with experts like Professor LaFleur then are essential.

(07:47) Understanding The Analects

(14:19) Reading Passages From The Analects

(21:32) Virtue Ethics

(28:34) Relationships

(36:34) Hierarchy

(44:42) Filial Piety

(50:18) Grieving

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Thanks to Michael Levy for graciously letting us use his music in the conversations.