Chinese Politics Reading Notes.docx

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In his system hierarchical and spelled out Each member of each of the important relationship pairs had clear obligations toward the other The religion of common sense Uphold the Doctrine of the Golden Mean-to be excessive in nothing and to assume that between two propositions and between two contending individuals there is truth on both sides Stresses economic well being and education Individual works not for self benefit but for entire family Substantial social and economic mobility in China Taoism more nature and rural life Confucianism more family and education and economic advancement Reflected in art Buddhism came from india hundreds of years later Chinese adopted it to fill in gaps in philosophy like an epistemology or theory of knowledge The holism common to the three orientations suggested that every event is related to every other event Resonance Man have and earth create resonances in each other Chinese philosophers favored the concrete sense impressions in understanding the world Chinese language very concrete No word for “size” You ask for the “bigsmall” of their feet No suffix equivalent of “ness” For the Chinese, the background scheme for the nature of the world was that it was a mass of substances rather than a collection of discrete objects The Greeks defined nature as the universe minus human beings and their culture Objectivity arose from subjectivity The recognition that two minds could have different representations of the world and that the world has an existence independent of either representation Made possible the invention of science China didn’t develop science cause lack of curiosity Greeks fail to understand the nature of causality Great reluctance of the Chinese to perform surgery Health was dependent on the balance of forces in the body and the relationship between its parts. The notion that the removal of a malfunctioning or diseased part of the body could be beneficial without attending to its relations to other parts of the body would have been too simple-minded for the chinese to contemplate Feng Shui another example of complex interconnected field Still used in modern day Chinese believed the world was too complex to categorize Apparently the Greeks got so mad that some guy discovered irrational numbers like pi that they threw him off a boat
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Logic is applied by stripping away the meaning of statements ad leaving only their formal structure intact Chinese and East Asians strive to be reasonable not rational Chinese philosopher Mo-tzu made serious strides in the direction of logical thought in fifth century BC but he never formalized the system and logic died an early death in China Except for that brief interlude, the Chinese lacked not only logic but even a principle of contradiction India did have logic
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