“the absolute and the relative in taoist philosophy,” journal of chinese philosophy, 4: 383–94 kupperman, joel j (1989) “not in so many words: chuang tzu's strategies of communication,” philosophy east and west , 39 (3): 311–17. To compare the two, i would start of with plato's one true reality, and compare it to the nature of the tao the tao transcend all opposites making everything one, thus allowing for differences to become similarities the other important aspect of plato's philosophy, the forms, consisted of the one true form of everything that existed. Socrates - athens' gadfly when you compare the philosophical views of socrates, plato, and aristotle, it's important to distinguish the historical socrates from plato's socrates. Ah, the ancient greeks have you ever sat down and tried to compare the philosophical views of socrates, plato and aristotle while you might know that socrates was the teacher of plato plato was the teacher of aristotle and aristotle taught alexander the great, what you might not know is how these three philosophers theories' are similar - and where they differ from one another. In such a context, it is important to dwell upon basic principles of socrates' philosophy and to compare them to fundamental principles of taoist philosophy first of all, socrates stressed the importance of wisdom and knowledge.
Taoism is moral philosophy with its morality defined in the book of tao te ching, do nothing unto other, ie, 无为the taoist ethics based on this moral principle is not impossible as outlined in chapter 80 of laozi's book. The philosopher and the sage: plato and lao-tzu on following the way of nature lao-tzu, paradoxical poet-philosopher of the mysterious tao, father of the mystical- meditative philosophical religion of taoism. Instead, plato chronicled socrates' life using dialogues when you read most of plato's work, you will notice that it looks a lot like a play as time went on after socrates' death, plato's socrates was less like the historical socrates, and more like plato the historical socrates was written about by another greek, xenophan.
On the other hand, works of ancient greek philosophers, such as socrates, and some oriental philosophies, such as taoism, do have some common ideas and concepts, although, regardless of some similarities, differences between oriental and western philosophies are distinctive. 3 in this paper i use the addiss-lombardo translation: lao-tzu: tao te ching, trans stephen addiss and stanley lombardo (indianapolis: hackett, 1993) my translation of the first two lines, however, is more literal than theirs compare verse 25 on naming the tao. Assignment: philosophy paper brad jones phl-210 monday, jgm a101 (teacher: mike cormack) compare and contrast the ethical views of plato and lao tzu in doing so, clearly show what is involved in living the proper type of life, according to both plato and lao tzu.
Philosophy 1 june 4, 2001 comparison of plato and aristotle’s philosophies plato and aristotle are both great philosophers in their own regard both agree that the world has a purpose, and that it’s not just an accident both also hate materialists since in their (materialists’) interpretation of the world, value, choice, and freedom are. To compare the two, i would start of with plato's one true reality, and compare it to the nature of the tao the tao transcend all opposites making everything one, thus allowing for differences to become similarities. For a comparison of confucian, buddhist, and taoist beliefs in china, watch the video below underlying concept buddhism as a religion believes in karma and has unique spiritual, physical and metaphysical beliefs which are well grounded in logic, belief and meditation.
In taoism, the tao is worshiped as the first-cause of the universe and is a developed philosophy, which promotes self-purification of an individual to meet taoist ideals taoists believe that nature and the earth is constantly in flux. What is the difference between taoism and confucianism (1) there was a confucian butcher, and a taoist butcher they cut up oxen for a living (2) confucian butcher this is also known as the silver rule in philosophy of ethics in comparison with the famous golden rule .
Lao tzu was a contemporary of confucius and wrote a book called the tao te ching, composed some time between the sixth and third centuries bc some people believe lao tzu is a mythical character state support of taoism ended in 1911 with the end of the ch'ing dynasty and much taoist heritage was destroyed. Daoism in histories of philosophy focused treatments collections translations religious treatments textual studies daoism in histories of philosophy the most influential treatments of daoism are those that place their discussion in more general accounts of chinese philosophy some important ones are: fung, yu-lan (1952) history of chinese philosophy.
Both these philosophies are quite inspirational to me and i've always figured they were rather similar on some level, but i just thought of. A comparison of confucius with plato and aristotle in political philosophy click here to return to the homepage:taoist philosophy for 21st century click here to read previous essays you-sheng li canadian academy of independent scholars summary: modern political philosophy lists plato and aristotle as its ancient founders but not confucius. 3) a comparison of socrates, plato, aristotle with confucius, mencius, and hsun tzu by far the most comparable three chinese philosophers to socrates (469-399 bc), plato (427-347 bc), and aristotle (384-322 bc) are confucius (551-479 bc), mencius (372-289 bc), and hsun tzu (286-238 bc.