09-19 Legalism

09-19 Legalism - Legalism : - not really a philosophy, an...

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Unformatted text preview: Legalism : - not really a philosophy, an approach for government- came about because of the warring states period itself o enormous armies o treaties o survival of the state/individual- people grouped together who defended each other had a much better chance of survival- the State- the goal was the survival of the individual through the state survival of the state- military we need force of arms to protect our abundance (agricultural wealth)- agricultural wealth - used to pay the armed force(military)- no tolerance for individual preferences- the survival of the group is the most important- the problem is, agricultural work was difficult in those days (intense)- human nature is no good - set a system of rewards and punishments- distrust human nature Lord Shang- organized every single household in units of 5 and 10- prime minister of a legalist state - militarized the population- these units had ritual responsibilities report crimes in that group- not reporting a crime is considered treason...
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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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