'Confucius, the Value of Benevolence and What's in it for Humanity?'

Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2011, No. 1, pp. 32–43, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2011

See all articles by K C P Low

K C P Low

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation); University of the South Pacific; University of South Australia

Date Written: March 31, 2011

Abstract

Here, in this paper, the practitioner-academician examines Confucius' value of benevolence (ren) and its ways and applications of such value as well as examining the relevance, the benefits and what's in store for humanity when such a value is practiced to full extent. The ways and applications of such value, just to name a few, include setting one's heart on benevolence (ren), valuing people and respecting talents and empowering. Though some may criticize as being utopian or idealistic, such a value when put to practice can really mean doing a lot of goodness by every one and every business to others, and thus making the world a better place to live.

Keywords: ren, value of benevolence, humanity, valuing people, other-centered, upholding peace, non-violence

Suggested Citation

Low, Kim Cheng Patrick, 'Confucius, the Value of Benevolence and What's in it for Humanity?' (March 31, 2011). Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Vol. 2011, No. 1, pp. 32–43, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1960366

Kim Cheng Patrick Low (Contact Author)

Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering/ Kazakh American University (International Educational Corporation) ( email )

28, Ryskulbekov street
Almaty
Kazakhstan

University of the South Pacific ( email )

Laucala Campus
Suva
Fiji

University of South Australia

37-44 North Terrace, City West Campus
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Australia

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