Chinese Philosophy Day Four Notes
The Confucianism of the Analects
-Confucius was around 550 b.c
-Confucius always looked to the Zhou as the ideal dynasty.
I. Zhou dynasty
A. The Zhou house was frayed into many different localized states.
Chinese Philosophy Day Eight Notes
Background: First time when thinking is moving out of the classical form. At this period,
Daoists were in the lead. However, Daoists themselves were Confucianists during this
time. During the Han Dynasty Confu
Chinese Philosophy Day Seven notes
How to Govern: Mozi and Hanfeizi
Mozi background: Around 450 b.c, Mozi held the doctrine of universal love or
defenseless warfare. Mozi, representing the Mohists, was a strong opponent of
Confucianists. Experts theorize
Chinese Philosophy Day Five Notes
The Daoism of the Dao De Jing and Zhungzi
I. Intro to Daoism
A. Zi-4 Ran-2 Spontaneity: This term for self is often equated with nature.
B. Egalitarian there is no hierarchical structure to things.
C. Wu-2 wei-2 Actionles
Chinese Philosophy Day Nine Notes
Chinese transformation of Buddhism
Background: Buddhism essentially took the various strands or Confucianism and made
them into a single system. Buddhism also gave Confucianism a metaphysical dimension.
I. Five ways Buddh
Chinese Philosophy Day Six Notes
What is Human Nature? Mencius v. Xunzi
-Hundred years of warfare led to a more pessimistic view of humanity.
-Often these is a correlation between historical events and philosophy.
-Sensus communis: Ideol
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environmentalism is a comprehensive movement that asks many questions regarding how
nature must be preserved. More importantly, the movement advocate
Chinese Philosophy Day Two notes
Cosmology and Polity of Ancient China
Cosmogony: A peoples received explanation of how the cosmos began, Christian use this
Cosmology: An accounting relative to how the cosmos works and functions.
I. Chinese Co
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
Chinese Philosophy Day One Notes
I. Structure of Chinese Philosophy
A. Chinese philosophy lacks the precision of European philosophy.
II. The Great Learning 900 b.c
A. Confucius commented on The Great Learning around 500 bc.
1. Confucius endorsement of Th
Chinese Philosophy Exam 1 Solutions
1. Chinese philosophy, and Confucianism specifically is a backward facing system, trying
to achieve the former glory of the Zhou dynasty. In Platos analogy of the cave we are
attempting to transcend the reality that we