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Gen ed exam 2 - Willie Cramer GenEd 110 Exam#1 The Code of...

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Willie Cramer September 11, 2007 GenEd 110 Exam #1 The Code of Hummurabi vs. Confucius in Modern Day Society The Code of Hummurabi is one of the oldest sets of laws regarding crime and punishment, with most of the punishments being capital. Placed in a very public setting, the main theory is that if every person can see the law they cannot plead ignorance of the law as an excuse to break it. While the Code boasts numerous offensives ending in death, the writing of Confucius is nearly a polar opposite. Confucius had a simpler system, which in turn made it equal to all people. Not every one could read the Code but everyone could listen to Confucius and it was so straightforward that other people could relay the message to ones that could not read. Instead of threatening loss of life, Confucius preaches what would happen if every person followed the golden rule, " Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself ". If this rule was followed in it’s entirety then peace would ultimately be achieved. With how much
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