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Why Confucius Rejected 'Laissez-faire'

Jung-kyu Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jung-kyu Kim

Why did Lao Tzu prefer laissez-faire to paternalism? For much the same reason that neoclassical economists advocate free-market capitalism: good intention distorts.

Back To School With Confucius

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

The relation of learning and thought is critical to Confucius. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge. But knowledge without thought is perilous indeed.

Confucius On Summer Vacation

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

In the leisure of our own thought, we ask the question of the nature of Confucius' leisure ... We tend not to think of a founder of a religious tradition or their zealot followers as having many moments of leisure! But is that an accurate impression?