PHILO 101

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PHILO 101
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  1. Lao-tzu
    (c. 575 B.C.E.) bureaucrat in ancient China known as "old boy". Developed a nonlogical and paradoxical manner of communicating his belief that Tao is not a concept that can be grasped cognitively or logically.

    Book: the Tao te Ching

    Wu wei
  2. Confucius (K'ung Fu-tzu)
    (551-479 B.C.E.) tried to produce political harmony by cultivating moral harmony within each individual via jen and li

    Book: the Analects

    Humanism and the Golden Mean


  3. Siddhartha Gautama
    (c. 560-480 B.C.E.) born into wealth and power as son of a prince in Nepal. Proposed a Middle Path. After becoming a Buddha, he became a bodhisattva.

    the
    4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
  4. Protagoras of Abdera
    one of the most influential Sophists. Morals are nothing more than the mores (social traditions) of a society/group. Following local mores is the best way to live successfully and well - in that place.

    Man is the measure of all things
  5. Socrates
    1st major Western philosopher.

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