6Alternatives to Confucianism

6Alternatives to Confucianism - Alternatives to...

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Alternatives to Confucianism “Hundred Schools” of Philosophy 1. Confucianism 2. Mohism 3. Legalism 4. Taoism During the 1. Spring and Autumn Period 2. The Warring States Before Confucianism rose, many schools of thought competing Why so many? Political and social situations unique to China during warring states period, There were hundreds and thousands 7 powers left. Seek government position by spreading ideas, Qing (3000 advisors) Mohism Created by Mozi; Black dirt (“ink”); some people believe he’s slave or prisoner; Mohism contradicts ideas of Confucianism Profit and utility- Confucius emphasized morality (3 perfect virtues); utility and profit were top priority, morality second for Mozi; judge value of anything to serve needs of people or country producing profits o filial son stay by deceased parent for 3 years and quit job; Mozi believed mourning time was useless; disagreed with faithful observance and opposed use of music and rituals/ceremonies Universal love- not only to love family and friends, but everyone; love everyone equally
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