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Confucius and the Effortless Life of Virtue

  title={Confucius and the Effortless Life of Virtue},
  author={Hagop Sarkissian},
L is complex. Human beings typically require years of guidance, rearing, and correction by others in order to navigate the social world with any degree of proficiency, and even with considerable experience it remains likely that one will encounter awkward situations, face conflicting social or moral demands, or be unsure of what how to act or what to feel. Hence, while it may seem attractive to live a life full of spontaneity and natural ease, the facts of social life seem to preclude this… 
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  • Philosophy
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy
  • 1991
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