Confucian Virtue Ethics: Definition & Theory


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What prompted Confucius to begin his studies of virtues?

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1. If someone has the virtue of xi, he or she wants to _____.

2. Which two virtues state that one is created neither good nor bad?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you understand about Confucian virtue ethics. Answer interactive questions on key points such as what influenced Confucius to study virtue and the virtue associated with 'xi'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Two virtues which state that neither are good or bad
  • Virtue of 'li'
  • The highest virtue in Confucianism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Confucian virtue ethics
  • Making connections - use understanding of Confucianism and how it's connected to 'li'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Confucius began his studies of virtues

Additional Learning

The lesson named Confucian Virtue Ethics: Definition & Theory has been designed to teach you more about the following:

  • Values offered by Confucius during the Chou Dynasty
  • Explanation of virtue ethics
  • 'Yi' as a study of morality
  • 'Wen' and the study of self development