Lec 13 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 13 Mar. 6, 2007 “The Last Emperor” – Movie about China forcing the emperor to step down in 1908 Pollyasters - Four Paradigmatic Individuals o Socrates, Jesus, Confucius, The Buddha Effected so many people in such a drastic way Must talk also about eastern religions and philosophy o About 60% of the world’s population are not coming from the Western philosophies and religions Material for Eastern Religions derived from o Houston Smith “The World’s Wisdom Traditions” o Mary Evelyn Tucker A Confucius and Daoism scholar Confucianism o Confucius was born in 551 BC Kung Fu Tsu was is real name Wasn’t born into nobility Envisioned himself as a prime minister His aspiration in life o Concentric circles emanating from the center out Individual Family Society Government Earth Heaven o Not particularly considered a religion, but a philosophy
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