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  • Chinese Philosophies

    In China the cultural golden age of philosophy was the spring and autumn period as well as the warring states period, many of Chinas most famous philosophies were conceived of in these periods, including; Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. There are countless other schools of thought of this era hence why it is commonly known as the hundred schools of thought period, which includes both the times of the spring and autumn and warring states. The majority of Chinese Philosophies are concerned with three key aspects of life (Hou, crvp.org, 16/12/2014), namely: ‘the joining of heaven and man’; ‘the practical use of knowledge’ and ‘the conjunction of sentiments and scenery’. Firstly, I am going to talk about Confucianism and it’s importance in…

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  • Three Chinese Philosophies

    Three Chinese Philosophies Bailee Cook Have you ever wondered why or how China came to what it is now? Well, a lot of it has to do with the three Chinese philosophies which are Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism. All of these philosophies are basically completely different from each other, but they were all very popular in Ancient Chinese history. In the end, the three Chinese philosophies impacted Ancient and modern China in many different ways. The first major Chinese philosophy was…

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  • The Major Philosophies Of Confucius's The Analects

    It is a record of the conversations between Confucius and his disciples, which were later written down by his disciples. It is one of the major parts of Four Books. Confucius’s philosophies are based on the principle of good conduct, wisdom and proper social relationships. Confucius was the person who said that country should be ruled by moral values rather than with military powers. In the Analects Confucius says, “By nature men are pretty much alike; it is learning and practice that set them…

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  • Government Philosophies Of Ancient China Summary

    Incentive: Government Philosophies of Ancient China Throughout China’s expansive history, the nation has used a variety of foundations to justify their positions on political power. Though the claims change throughout the years, they tend to fall into one of two classifications: either the philosophy has a sacred, often religious basis, or it has a secular justification. Some methods of governance focus on severe punishments for breaking laws, and others expect a government to lead through…

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  • Taoism And Confucianism

    With different beliefs and practices, various religions and philosophies possess key characteristics that are significant in their cultures but are meaningless in other cultures. These distinctions result in contrasting perspectives on one’s lifestyle. Some people agree with the practices presented in Taoism, while certain individuals disagree, since its beliefs target a limited group. Taoism presents the idea of living in harmony with nature and educating the followers about the flow of life.…

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  • The Philosophies Of Confucius And Lao Tzu

    It has been said that Confucius and Laozi, also known as Lao Tzu, are the greatest philosophers in the history of China. The impact of their philosophies on Chinese thought and culture has lasted thousands of years. Confucius and Laos’s philosophies helped to revolutionized a Chinese society in turmoil, bringing about cultural and religious revolution. It has been said that these two philosophical theories are a classic pair of opposites. Overall, it is clear that Confucianism and Daosim are two…

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  • Chinese Religion

    the others. As a successful example of coexistence of different religions, the Chinese religions give a thorough illustration and explanation on how the Daoism, Buddhism, and Confucian can merge together harmoniously: as Chinese culture was influenced by Daoism, Buddhism and Confucian simultaneously, there appeared a unique religious ideology: “Three religions in one”. The three religions interacted, influenced and coexisted with the others, and this ideology became a dominant and irreplaceable…

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  • Compare And Contrast Egypt And Chinese Civilizations

    Bodeker 2 The Chinese and Egyptian civilizations were one of the oldest civilizations both occurring before the birth of Christ. Both civilizations were similar in some ways yet different in others. Although the early Chinese and Egyptian civilizations had similar advancements in terms of culture, economics and government, they were different in that they created their civilizations with opposing approaches to language, religion, and rulers of their nations. First, China and Egypt were different…

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  • Similarities Between Legalism And Confucianism

    Confucianism was originated by Confucius, an ancient Chinese philosopher, and was then championed by both Mencius and Xunzi. During the same time period roughly, Shang Yang and Shen Buhai developed a new ideological system known as Legalism. Both philosophies found popularity in ancient China, though they hold very different ideals. At first glance, the ancient Chinese philosophies Confucianism and Legalism seem to be polar opposites in regards to government, education, and social relationships.…

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  • Confucianism And Daoism

    The religion of Daoism began around 300 BCE in China by a writer named Laozi, though there has yet to be any real proof that a person named Laozi even existed in that time period (Lee). According to Jacob Lee he states that Daoism is, “A religious philosophy that emphasizes the Dao (“the Way”), or the unity of all things in the universe that cannot be resisted” (Lee). Basically the believe is that you have a force that is in the universe, that you cannot help but follow or going with what “the…

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