RL-Nanoethics-6b

RL-Nanoethics-6b - 1. Taoism (Daoism) Be like water: n flow...

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1. Taoism (Daoism) Be like water : n flow smoothly around obstacles rather than bumping up against them n adapt yourself to the shape of the channel and you won’t get stuck The natural rather than the humanmade world is offered as a model
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1. Taoism (Daoism) Grass is flexible and bends before the wind – so it survives
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1. Taoism (Daoism) The tree is rigid and doesn’t bend before the wind – so it breaks! n Flexibility looks like weakness but is really strength n Rigidity looks like strength but is really weakness
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1. Taoism (Daoism) Don’t meddle with spontaneous processes; let them evolve unhindered – don’t micromanage!
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1. Taoism (Daoism) Don’t spend too much time trying to get ahead, trying to change or improve yourself or the world Don’t worry too much about learning or culture Think intuitively – language and abstract thought lead us astray by imposing artificial categories on reality Relax – choose simplicity – be an “uncarved block”
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2. Confucianism Confucius (K’ung-fu-tzu, Mencius (Meng-tzu, Hsün-tzu (Xunzi: Kongfuzi: 551-479 BCE ) Mengzi: 372-289 BCE ) 310-220 BCE )
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2. Confucianism
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Markjones during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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