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Zhou China c. 500 bce Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism What is philosophy? What Literally: a love for wisdom Typically asks Questions like: Often philosophy and religion overlap – What is the purpose of life? – What is a good person like? – What is success? – What is truth? What is knowledge? – How should I act in a situation? Why did these philosophies develop? develop?
War and social changes were disrupting everyday life Government lacked control These philosophies helped guide people and the government to a better life Confucianism Confucianism Founder: Confucius Sacred Test: Analects – collection of Confucius’ sayings Major Teachings: 3 Levels
– Status/Position – Age – Gender 5 Relationships to Develop – Importance of Education – Importance of Morals and Values Ruler to Subject Parent to Child (Filial Piety) Husband to Wife Older Brother to Younger Brother Friend to Friend (Golden Rule) Confucius Confucius K’ung fu-tzu or Kongfuzi Kongfuzi 551479 bce Itinerant teacher Sayings collec...
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