Essays Tagged: "TaoTe Ching"

Confucianism & Taoism Essay

years of ancient Chinese history.The main text, or source, of the Taoist way of life is the Tao Te Ching, written in part by Lao Tzu. The central themes present in this and other Taoism texts are gro ... k is done, she forgets it.This is why it lasts forever.The above passage is chapter 2 of the Tao Te Ching. And like the rest of the Tao Te Ching the central concept dealt with is the Tao. The word Tao ...

(6 pages) 77 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Republic vs. The Tao Te Ching: Definition of Wisdom and its Application

Defining Wisdom:The Republic vs. Tao Te ChingTobias Smollett once said, "Some folk are wise, and some are otherwise." In the Tao Te Ching an ... er of giving power to philosophers who exist on higher ground. It is in this regard that the Tao Te Ching offers a clear understanding of wisdom in everyday life and politics.In the Republic, Socrates ... s far from applicable wisdom, and does not take into account the "truth" of man's nature.The Tao Te Ching is a much more practical text which, unlike the Republic, does not rely on stilts of "truth" a ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics