09-14 Daoism Zhaungzi

09-14 Daoism Zhaungzi - Daoism Zhuangzi Zhuang Zhou...

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Daoism Zhuangzi - Zhuang Zhou: - Government o being recruited to a high position of government would be the same for him as having his carcass being hung on a wall o he would lose his freedom o government is of no value to him o relative happiness comes from the free development of our nature o what comes from the outside is artificial, artificial qualities o human society devises rules and norms forcing uniformity o he often uses analogies, often grotesque or absurd o Suppose human beings devise a proper length devise for bird’s legs, but birds are born with different kinds of legs, so a duck’s legs which are short, need to be enlarged; and a crane’s legs need to be shortened; in consequence, they both end up suffering. Therefore, human beings are miserable when limited with rules and norms. - Death o The strongest fear of all, is the fear of death o If we get rid of the fear of death, we can live freely without worry o He reasons that just as her wife was given life, that life was to end
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  • Fall '07
  • Hayden
  • Chinese philosophy, Suppose human beings, proper length devise, indistinguishable massSpirit formlifedeath, great indistinguishable mass

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