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World Literature I Comparison homework November 15, 2007 Comparing Plato, Lao Tzu, and Confucius Through the readings, I have become acquainted with a few of the world’s greatest minds to ever live. After reading their works, one becomes aware of where some of their ideas seem to overlap, and where they differ. This can be seen when one looks at Plato, Lao Tzu, and Confucius. Comparisons and distinctions can be drawn after reviewing these men’s works. This seen best when one looks at their views on education, language, and who would be the best rulers. When looking at Plato’s, Confucius’, and Loa Tzu’s beliefs on educations it is clear where some views differ. Both Plato and Confucius feel that an education is essential to become a better person. They both had schools for those who wanted to gain from their knowledge. They also encouraged their students to ask questions, so they could gain wisdom through their own investigations. However, this is the first point where Lao Tzu
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