The paper presents a contentious aspect in Confucius’s teachings. In the Analects, there is a contradiction regarding the philosopher’s stance on filial piety and its importance to society. Such a contradiction has the potential to unravel much of his philosophy and represents an inconsistency particularly when taking into account Confucius’s goal of creating a harmonious society.
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"‘Never Disobey’: How Confucian Filial Piety Is Counterproductive to Its Goals for Society?,"
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History: Vol. 9
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/aujh/vol9/iss1/8