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ERIC Number: EJ1086921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Two Concerns of the Confucian Learner
Park, Youn-Ho
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v48 n1 p97-105 2016
In this article, I trace a shift in Confucian scholars' interpretations about the idea of "learning for one's self" vs. "learning for others" from "the Analects": a shift from the philological interpretation to the philosophical one. Despite its defect, most Neo-Confucians accepted the philosophical interpretation, because it was considered to play a role of minimizing a newly emerged educational bane, that is, students' exclusively instrumental study for civil service examinations, while establishing the supremacy of "learning for the cultivation of mind". I will examine whether this shift would also be said to be valid to contemporary Koreans or East Asians, who are often pictured as exam obsessed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; South Korea