Eastern and Western Philosophy Comparison Paper

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Eastern and Western Philosophy Comparison

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Eastern and Western 1Eastern and Western Philosophy Comparison NameClassProfessorDateEastern and Western 2Eastern and Western Philosophy Comparison The Eastern Philosophers strive to find the balance of truth and knowledge found within society. Their philosophies were developed in Eastern Asia. The principle of eastern philosophy surrounds seeking a unified universe and self liberation. Eastern philosophies pursued the proper moral and ethical expectations of society and the internal self. Western philosophies are more materialistic and focused on outside forces over the needs on the inner self. Lao Tzu contributed to the development of eastern philosophies. Lao Tzu was called the father of Taoism. Tao means is the way and everything related to the way (Hooker, 1996). He believed in the natural goodness of men. His philosophy was simple. Lao Tzu worked for the royal court as an archivist. He recorded history and cared for literary works. Tzu devoted his life to serving the royals. There is very little known about Lao Tzu other than he was visited by Confucius and developed the practice of the non doing. Tzu is a mysterious fig

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