What are ethics, and how do they relate to Confucianism?
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Ethics is an area that deals with the study of morals and the concepts of good and right. Confucius' interest in philosophy was ethical, not spiritual, because he thought it useless to discuss spiritual matters.
Ethics, put simply, is branch of philosophy focused on defining and defending views of right and wrong. It relates to Confucianism because Confucius was ultimately concerned about the political and ethical consequences of human behavior and not with any spiritual truths.