What do you think classical Confucianism is all about? Consider 3 major thinkers of this tradition (Confucius, Mencius/Menzi, and Xunzi) and discuss the values they share or the values they do not share. If they do not “see eye to eye with each other” completely, why are they regarded as Confucian thinkers? What makes Confucians Confucian?
Additionally, discuss if classical Confucianism can/should be treated as a religious tradition. Give your own assessment after considering course material. There is no right or wrong answer, but your engagement is necessary.