Three areas of philosophy emerged amidst the chaos and constant warring of the Zhou era. The three were called Confucianism‚ Daoism‚ and legalism. They were Chinese philosophies that were thought to be the best ways to rule and achieve order in the society. Confucianism believed that a ruler ’s job was to set a good example‚ and not order. Since people were thought of as naturally good‚ they would following the right path based on their own conscience. Legalism was a more harsh way of ruling‚ led
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Chinese Philosophies Writing Assignment From 1027-221 BCE‚ the Zhou era‚ Chinese philosophers “offered insights into how humans should behave in regard to their families‚ the state‚ and nature.” Different philosophers tried to achieve a similar goal of having a well-ordered Chinese society‚ but they all had vastly different methods of achieving this goal. There were three different schools of Chinese thought that all tried to achieve the goal of having a peaceful society that lived in harmony.
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Erik Thomas Chinese Civilization 10/24/12 Jingyu XUE Compare the attitude towards education in Confucian‚ Taoist‚ and Legalist thought There were several salient schools of philosophy that arose during early years of the development of Chinese civilization. The era was subject to not only political fragmentation and excessive warfare‚ but also the birth of unique intellectual foundations as well. Confucius rallied together a school of thought that underscored the utmost importance of humanism
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Chinese Philosophy and Poetry One of the most prevalent beliefs of the Chinese philosophies is that men are born good. People are naturally good unless they fail to develop their feelings and senses. Confucianism teaches that a lack of knowledge can be the cause to evil. In Poem 238‚ a woman named Chiang Yuan gave birth to the human race by sacrificing and praying to God. She bore her child easily because she sought after blessings from God. Confucianism teaches that good things will come to those
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Professor Newbill Ethics‚ Option 23 4 June 2013 A Student’s Attempt in Making a Mr. Wenllib Paper: The Chinese Way Western and Eastern ideas are not usually aligned with each other. Both are guided and lead to a certain path‚ but the common thought is that they do not touch. Seneca‚ who embodies the stoic belief of the western philosophy‚ and Kongzi‚ the archetype for Chinese philosophy‚ are more similar than most would believe since they both aspire one true purpose: virtue. On behalf of the
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Philosophy of Confucius For my essay I have decided to analyze the philosophy of Confucius as seen in The Analects or Lunyu (论语). I will be focusing primarily on what I have found to be the key components underlying Confucian ethics; Filial Piety (Xiao) (孝)‚ Ritual Propriety (Li) (禮) and Authoritative Conduct (Ren) (仁). These three moral concepts are integral aspects of Confucian role ethics; they develop as a counterpart to western philosophy such as Immanuel Kant’s ethics of duty and have remained
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influential spiritual leaders native to China‚ Confucius and Lao-tzu‚ are thought to have lived and taught. The philosophies that they practiced‚ Taoism and Confucianism‚ existed simultaneously in dynastic China‚ attracting countless numbers of followers over the past 2‚500 years. The fascination of both the Eastern and Western worlds with these two legendary figures and the philosophies that they created remains strong. The Old Master Lao-tzu‚ translated as either "Old Master" or "Old Boy‚"
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self-professed Buddhist offer incense at a Daoist temple to a historical figure known for his Confucian virtues. China has been a multi-religion country since the ancient times. It is well known that Confucianism is an indigenous religion and is the soul of Chinese culture‚ which enjoyed popular support among people and even became the guiding ideology for feudalism society‚ but it did not develop into a national belief. It makes the culture more tolerant to others‚ thus‚ many other religions have been brought
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