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Unformatted text preview: (focused on human action) Daoism- Daoists focused on the natural order as a whole. 00- almost all purposeful actions are counterproductive- focus on nature not human society - skepticism of government intrusion into private life- suspicion of desire and ambition- lack of interest in political power Legalism- argued that strong government depended on clear/effective laws Rejected Confucians focus on moral qualities 0- sought to constrain officials and regulate the common people. 0- discouraged public debate and private opinion. - focus on pragmatism/rejected tradition- laws not intended to limit rulers’ action (unlike natural or divine law of Greeks)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course HIST 1111 taught by Professor Simson during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Perimeter.
- Fall '07