Chinese Philosophy Day Two notes - Chinese Philosophy Day Two notes Cosmology and Polity of Ancient China Cosmogony A peoples received explanation of

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Chinese Philosophy Day Two notes “Cosmology and Polity of Ancient China” Cosmogony: A people’s received explanation of how the cosmos began, Christian use this frequently. Cosmology: An accounting relative to how the cosmos works and functions. I. Chinese Cosmogony A. Not a philosophical cosmogony until the Sun dynasty. B. Shang dynasty, 1600 bc. C. Zhou dynasty 1. Much of the bulk of Chinese philosophy emerged from this dynasty. E. After life 1. The Chinese believed they could communicate through shells, to those in the afterlife. 2. Only the ruler could communicate with the past on souls. It is said that the ruler’s conduct directly effected heaven. 3. All of this is done to make everything one. 4. The ruler has advisors who consult him about the afterlife. These
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  • Spring '14
  • Dr.Wang
  • Work, Shang Dynasty, Chinese philosophy, Zhou Dynasty, Chou dynasty, B. SHANG DYNASTY, Sun dynasty

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