Thursday, Jan. 9th - Daoism & Legalism
How are these philosophies similar or different from Confucianism and one another?
Strong influence throughout history
An umbrella of various philosophies and ideas that came together
2 People associated with Daoism:
Laozi 300 BCE
"Old Master" not known who the actual person is
'Dao4 de2 jing1'
Concentrated on: Escaping the world & "The Way"
Zhuangzi 360 BCE - 280 BCE
Concentrated on: escape the world
"The Way" (Dao)
Different than Confucius' "Way"
The most important central concept
Inexpressible in words
Beyond petty considerations
There are multiple ways to be considered the way - not definable
Not the same for everyone
If you don't put value on things, then others will not want them
Be ignorant - do nothing