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Unformatted text preview: action and act on public law, finds his army strong and his enemy weak” (Andrea 98, 5). In this passage we learn that a government based on Legalism has the power to intimidate their adversaries. The philosophers thought that the “wise man” was the person who, “Like the philosophers of other schools, the Legalists were concerned to end the wars that plagued China” (Craig 47, 79). The “wise man” was the person who could end all war and plague which was hurting China. Legalism worked with the Chinese view of the world around them, “They particularly despised purveyors of doctrines different from their own and were critical of rulers Mone 2 who honored philosophers while ignoring their philosophies” (Craig 47, 99). This quote informs us that the Chinese believed that Legalism was the only true way of working a government and anyone who believed otherwise was wrong. These are the foundations and components of Chinese Legalism....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 201 taught by Professor Abbott during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.
- Spring '08