Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu
Compares philosophies, impact on Taoism, ideas on immortality and individuality, implications for governing oneself and others.
# 22368 | 1,350 words | 5 sources | 1995 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2003 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Religion and Theology (Eastern)

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"This study will examine Taoism in terms of the impact of that religion of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu. The study will compare these two men's philosophies and ideas as they relate to Taoism, and will explore the implications of their thoughts for governing oneself and others. Also included will be the consideration of the relationship of their approaches and contemporary counterculture.

A comparison with the conformity of Confucianism shows the non-conformity to be a clear reflection of contemporary counterculture. The latter rejects the traditional culture just as Taoism rejects Confucianism. It is no surprise, then, to find the contemporary counterculture leaning toward Taoist thought, Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu in its attempts to find an alternative world view and a fresh, radical, individualized and more ..."

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