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Confucius versus Lao Tzu comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartConfuciusLao Tzu
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Notable ideas Confucianism, Doctrine of the Golden mean Wu wei
Influenced by Lao Tzu, Taoism, and the I Ching. Chinese folk religion.
Influenced Mencius. Confucius.
Main interests Moral philosophy, Social philosophy, Ethics The Tao.
Born 551 BC, Zou, Lu state 604 BC, Zhou Dynasty
Died 479 BC, Lu state Zhou Dynasty
Era Ancient philosophy Ancient philosophy
Region Chinese philosophy East Asian philosophy
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. Laozi (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozi; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu; also romanized as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Laocius, and other variations) was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply re
School Founder of Confucianism Taoism

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