Confucianism is highly advocated in China. In stead of saying Confucianism is a religion, I think Confucianism is concepts of state of moral idea. It provided spiritual and intellectual knowledge to the Chinese. It taught us to be self-ruled and to be virtuous person. The Chinese believed it is a virtue to follow Confucianism.
First, China adapted to Buddhism mainly but some were Christians. However, Confucianism influenced deeply through this time. It carried out the lifestyle of obedience in families and how everyone should act to be proper and polite. This philosophy proved out to be very popular during this time. It assisted to the culture creating a more intense culture.
Carmen Mejia RWS 200/Professor Copeland Rhetorical Analysis 25 September 2011 Project One: Rhetorical Analysis Many individuals believe that American life is purposefully programmed by their leaders to be simple and easy, in order to "deprive citizens from having to actually think for themselves and be independent" (154). John Taylor Gatto, an award-winning educator and ardent libertarian, is one of those individuals who argues that “we,” as in Americans, “are a nation of children” (155). Through his usage of rhetorical appeals such as ethos, pathos and logos, Gatto can construct an effective, thorough argument in his essay Against School. Gatto effectively uses personal anecdotes and ethical appeals in order to establish a general validity with his audience. He would also establish his own ethos by including his support for dignified persons that would validate his argument.
Taoism and Confucianism are two major theories or rather philosophical systems, which emerged in China, and later influenced many countries of East Asia. Such as, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam. Confucianism is mainly centered on virtue and ethics as a means to an ordered society and beliefs than an ordered society is what people strive for. Taoism, on the other hand, focuses on the individual life in relation to the Tao, or ‘way of nature’. Both are considered philosophies and not religions and acknowledge a path that a person should follow in life.
Duty is a work ethic, it meant that you had to work hard to fulfill the duties and the affairs of society will prosper as a whole. In order to maintain humanity you must be compassionate and have empathy towards others. They believed in Filial Piety, which was the belief that every family member had his or her place, meaning they had to have respect for each other. According to Confucians, the “Golden Rule” was “What you do not like when done unto you, do not do unto others!” In simpler terms it means: treat others the way you want to be treated. Confucians believed in Civil Service.
Taoism teached and emphasized the limitation of human perceptio, passivity, resignation and simple guidelines to live a good life in harmony with nature and the universe (Culture & Values, Cunnigham/Reich, 2010, chapter 5, pg 123). Tao means “the way”, following one’s own path without disturbing nature order and accepting the good and the bad as part of the way. Taoism can be compared to the Yin Yang
P Purpose Was is written to make someone think or do something? What? Why was it written or created? the reason why this source was made because confucius wants his leader to be educated and respectful to there empire “ The master said , if people be led by laws and uniformity be imposed on them by punishments , but will have no sense of shame S Supplemental Outside information. What relevant facts can you bring in not mentioned?
Legalism, Confucianism, and Daoism was practiced, hoping to use different ways of thought to restore China. Confucianism, being continuously influential, caused the continuity of filial piety. On the other hand, Buddhism was newly introduced during this time by Indian missionaries, and became very widespread among the Chinese. Another continuity was the keeping of The Mandate of Heaven the whole era, giving rulers more power and respect. The expansion of China was also a change, and gain in political power along with new inventions such as paper and tea.
Conclusion A. Confucius was a teacher to many people, and is so famous today for the many things he taught the world. B. He clearly made an impression on Ray Bradbury because the author mentioned him in his book. C. He left his lasting impression on the world. Life Through the Eyes of Confucius Sofia Garcia Mrs. McCumber English 1 20 May
From Confucius and the Analects: 1. From this brief selection of writings attributed to Confucius, how would you characterize his philosophy – what sorts of qualities would you select to describe it? One of the most important qualities of the Confucian philosophies is kindness. An example is shown in this quote: “Approach them with dignity, and they will respect you. Show piety towards your parents and kindness toward your children, and they will be loyal to you.