Most of sScholars have typically regarded Confucius as an ethical thinker broadly construed and not as an epistemological thinker. This paper seeks to overturn that view and, in doing so, has three basic goals. The first goal is to make the case that Confucian thought of the Analects is of epistemological significance. Goal two is to locate the significance of the Confucian thought within epistemology while accounting for the past overlooking of this significance. The third goal is to show that the Confucian thought is not only of epistemological significance, but that it can make a contribution to progressing contemporary epistemology.
"Reflective Knowledge: Confucius and Virtue Epistemology,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 8:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol8/iss2/6