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2010 2nd paper philosophy

2010 2nd paper philosophy - 2 Compare the uses of the term...

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SECOND PAPER ASSIGNMENT COMPOSITION STUDENTS (106B) For your second paper, which should be six-seven pages in length (double-spaced with a font size of 12), please answer one of the following questions. This assignment is designed so that it can be done using only the Schirokauer, electronic reserves, and lecture notes. If you use other materials, please identify them in a bibliography at the end, and throughout provide parenthetical citations whenever you quote or otherwise cite a source. 1. Compare the approaches to the achievement of peace and social harmony in the Confucian and Daoist texts that we have read for this course. Consider, too, the philosophical assumptions underlying the two philosophies.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Compare the uses of the term “Way” ( dao or tao ) in the Doctrine of the Mean (or the Great Learning ), the Daode jing , and the Platform Sutra . What role does it play in the philosophical-religious framework of each? 3. Compare the roles of the Noble Man in the Doctrine of the Mean and the Amitabha Buddha in Pure Land Buddhism. What kind of a person (or being) is each, what are the values that he represents, and what does he do? Please submit your paper on Turnitin by 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 4 th . Please note that this assignment will not involve drafts. You will be graded on what you submit on the 4 th ....
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