09-12 Daoism EALC 110

09-12 Daoism EALC - Daoism Taoism(same pronunciation two main texts o Laozi deliberate obscurity and paradox inconsistency and beautiful language

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Daoism – Taoism (same pronunciation) - two main texts o Laozi – deliberate obscurity and paradox; inconsistency, and beautiful language, imagery that captures the imagination, lack of clear presentation o Daodejing (classic of the way and the virtue) - Dao (The Way) = Way things work, and come to be, and pass away. (no space, no time, eternal, unchanging, it can’t be measured or perceived; no beginning no end, not a god, no consciousness, no awareness, creates and nurtures things, but does not claim ownership over them) - Heaven follows “the way”, and “the way” follows itself - Two important topics in Daoism o Zhuangzi - Manifest named phenomenon – being, existence. - The existent part of the Dao are our manifestations - The value or utility lies in its substance as well as in its emptiness - Reversion of the Dao in all things (circle of life; from the bottom start out as a baby, reach the peak in youth and then go back down when old) - There are no standards for good and evil
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EALC 110g taught by Professor Hayden during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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09-12 Daoism EALC - Daoism Taoism(same pronunciation two main texts o Laozi deliberate obscurity and paradox inconsistency and beautiful language

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