The Wrecking Of Names
Confucius said the most important thing was ‘rectifying names’. What did he mean?
If he ever got power (which he never did) Confucius said his first priority would be the ‘rectification of names’. Like a boor, I never quite understood this. As The Analects said:
13.3 Zilu asked, “If the Duke of Wei were to employ you to serve in the government of…