Keila Mosquea 3/3/15 AP World History Prep DBQ period 4 The Han and Roman attitudes towards technology were both praised greatly among themselves, but Han China valued technology more so than the Romans due to Han China’s constant concern about the empire while the Romans were indifferent. Han China’s attitudes toward technology displayed self-praise, which is reasonable due to the fact that the empire invented essential items like paper and acupuncture. Han China also felt that their technology should help the common people, as discussed in the letter a government official wrote about flood prevention, how people should “establish water conservation offices in each district” (Doc 1) to prevent the disaster. This displays a general concern for the people and/or property to aid the empire using technology. This concern is also expressed in the source written by Huan Guan, a government official where he tells about problems in society from lack of technology, such as iron plows.
They believed that the rules of Confucianism were a human creation and didn’t follow nature. My first reason I think Daoism would be helpful for North is because it doesn’t set rules. Although, some may think not having rules would be bad, I think this idea is good because it would filter all those
(webspace.ship.edu/) An Epicurean mindset is that this life will be over and there is nothing else.With Epicurus's one constant problem with God was evil. This is Epicurus's argument when asked: Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Introduction Mencius and Xunzi are both the successors of Confucianism and persons who develop it, they put forward different theories on the common theme: theory of human nature. Mencius presents the theory of priori goodness of human nature while Xunzi come up with the theory of original evil of human nature. The two theories had the biggest influence on Chinese ancient history though they share the different opinions. The goodness or evil of human nature is always the debating focus in the human intellectual history, Mencius and Xunzi tried to look for the solution of the issue, or they tried to look for the foundation of human ethnical actions (Spring S.2007). They made significant contribution to the human intellectual history since their theories had profound and lasting influence in the history.
While Socrates arguments may be sound in his opinion, I'm not sure if I agree with them. Just because of the good laws of the state benefited Socrates and helped him in his upbringing, it doesn't mean that he has to remain completely loyal to them for his entire life. His main point about never returning an unjust act with another makes sense to a degree, but only if you agree with his view that the soul is the only thing that matters and not the body. While I understand that point, I don' think every unjust act ruins the soul. Some acts such as telling a white lie in some situations are
Bridging the Gap Although Doctor Hata is viewed as a man of honesty, wisdom, and respect in Bedley Run, he lacks the compassion and warmth of a typical father figure. Doc Hata thinks he has done everything in his power to give his daughter a good life so that she can grow up to be a polite, mature, and independent woman. Throughout Sunny’s transformation into a young lady, Hata treats his daughter as if she is already an adult, making sure she is obedient and respectful to everyone. “Yes, poppa,” would be something Sunny have been taught to say to acknowledge her father. Yet, Doc Hata raises his adopted child as a task or a mission, guided by specific principles and rules, instead of a father raising his little girl with love and passion.
He continues to believe that one person can make a difference and those actions will change principle. However, if an individual leads and no one follows, then one must at least refuse to condone the evil and must withhold one’s vote or expedience. Thoreau claims, "If I devote myself to other pursuits and contemplations, I must first see, at least, that I do not pursue them sitting on another man's shoulders" (p. 969, Thoreau). By all means, noncompliance was Thoreau's preferred approach to most social injustice. All together, if one did not follow a leader’s actions for justice and passively accepted the majority vote, that individual should remove themselves from the undemonstrative submissive
In East of Eden by John Steinbeck, Lee tells Cal that he has a choice to either remain a good-hearted boy or he can act maliciously like his mother, Cathy. Cal doesn’t need to grow up and be like Cathy just because her blood runs through his veins, but he can if he wanted to. Good and evil surround us no matter where we go. We meet people that are good for us and people that are bad for us, meaning that there are those that help us prosper and those that
Nature and ancestor spirits are common in popular Taoism. Organized Taoism distinguishes its ritual activity from that of the folk religion, which some professional Taoists view as wrong. Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of Confucius. Confucius was the founder of the teachings of Confucianism. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophical, and religious thought which has had big influence on the culture and history of East Asia.
The central flaw is that Singer uses a bad analogy of how the global economy actually is, it assumes that the child has somehow appeared there of his own devices and that a simple act will save him. Many of Singer’s key principals, such as the importance of impartiality and the irrelevance of distance are very strong and I find it hard to disagree with them. Whilst I do not agree that to adopt Singer’s solution will cause actual harm to me it is not convincing as the most effective way to solve the problems of poverty. To follow Singer’s principal will amount to everyone else jumping in the water and drowning to some small degree. I believe that while Singer develops his argument by claiming that while people in rich states can survive without luxuries; those in poorer ones where most are manufactured could not survive, as their economic base would fall apart.