Chinese Philosophy Day 3 Notes - Chinese Philosophy Day 3 Notes Origins of Early Schools I Spring and autumn period 770 bc 480 bc A Warring period

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Chinese Philosophy Day 3 Notes “Origins of Early Schools” I. Spring and autumn period 770 bc- 480 bc. A. Warring period between states. B. 100 schools came during this period as a way of explaining human suffering. C. These schools arose as a way to explain life during these wars. 1. Questions like, “what is the good life?” 1. The Han dynasty theorized that the Zhou dynasty though this way. 2. Raises many questions, “At what point does knowledge go beyond one’s self and into state jurisdiction?” C. No distinction between public and private knowledge. D. Knowledge regulated through Confucian themed civil service and exam. II. Yangist school A. Emphasis on keeping one’s self in tact but not looking out for the community or nation. B. Since we all die, there is no point in pursuing other things. C. There is something about us that is truly from nature and we must keep that in
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Unformatted text preview: tact. D. This school has little focus on the external 1. External things only nourish our nature. E. The sage is one who can control the myriad of things. F. To truly become intact with nature, one must examine one’s self and ignore others. 1. Emphasis on introversion. 2. “To be true is to be withdrawn”. III. Shen Nung (Divine Farmers) A. Longstanding agricultural economy in China. B. Land was imperative to the Chinese population. C. Idea that if we go back to the land and farm our own crops, we would need no government. D. All of the laws existed through harmony. E. Good government results when everyone farms. F. In the Chinese view, to be attached to the earth was true and genuine. IV. The logicians A. This school studied abstract concepts between words and meaning. B. The Logicians struggled with why we use words to describe some things but not other things....
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