Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

by Crispin Sartwell
     
 

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such

Overview

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over two thousand years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470886639
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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