Crime and Eastern Philosophy Term Paper by ResearchRiter

Crime and Eastern Philosophy
A look at preventing crime using Eastern philosophy.
# 122747 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Philosophy (Eastern) , Criminology (General)

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This paper provides a perspective on crime, including its root causes and the best way to reduce it in individuals and societies. The author suggests using four Chinese philosophical schools of thought to prevent crime. These philosophies include Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism, and Moism. The outlooks and their applications to crime prevention are described at length.

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"Eastern philosophies originating in China often posit a distinct world view, one which manifests certain attitudes and beliefs in subscribers to them across multiple aspects of existence. One of these aspects is crime, including both its root cause and the best means of dealing with it. This analysis will provide a discussion of crime and Chinese philosophy, including the different views of the root causes of crime and how best to prevent it from the perspective of four different philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism, Legalism and Moism.

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