Much of western philosophy finds its basis in the thoughts and teachings of socrates, plato, and aristotle you can't begin a study of world philosophy without talking about these guys: the big three ancient greek philosophers socrates: athens' street-corner philosopher. How do you compare ancient greek philosophy with the chinese confucian greek philosophers were also some of the most important religious, scientific, and mathematical thinkers for the he did still excel at abstract thought and even posited an illusory or non-physical idea of matter. Aristotle vs plato comparison aristotle and plato were philosophers in ancient greece who critically studied matters of ethics, science, politics, and more though many more of plato's works survived the centuries, aristotle's contributions have arguably been more influential, particul. Anarchism is the political philosophy which rejects (and supports the elimination of) compulsory government or compulsory rule, and holds that society can (and should) be organized without a coercive state.
As a beginning student of chinese i am also learning a bit more about chinese history as such i am more-and-more impressed by the quality of thought that has been left behind by chinese. Confucius' political philosophy is based on the genetically coded primary society while western political philosophy including plato's and aristotle's are all based on the man-made secondary society. That eastern philosophy - specifically chinese philosophy - addresses the whole of human existence while western philosophy - beginning with the one could compare the fundamental ideas of the great chinese philosopher confucius (551-479 bce) with those of the greek philosopher.
Article shared by: both plato and aristotle are the two great giants of greek philosophy in general and greek political thought in particular for about twenty years he was the student of plato's academy which was deemed in those days as university. Ancient greek philosophy arose in the 6th century bc and continued throughout the hellenistic period and the period in which ancient greece was part of the roman empire philosophy was used to make sense out of the world in a non-religious way. Both ancient greek and ancient chinese are remarkably magnificent, a billion people believe the intellectual from ancient greece and chinese traditional thoughts the achievements of ancient greek and chinese from 2000 years or more before are remarkably different.
Comparing greek and chinese political thought: the case of plato's republic. Social and political thought in chinese philosophy first published thu jul 21, 2016 issues in social and political thought have been central to chinese philosophy from its earliest moments down to the present day. Compare the political philosophical thoughts of the greeks and the chinese greek politics was usually localized and emphasized no kind of government organizations and was ruled by aristocrats in china the politics focused more on dynasties based on hierarchies and obedience and was a more centralized government.
In this bibliography greek and roman political philosophy is taken to mean philosophical political thought encompasses any thinking about politics at all and may be expressed through a these twelve essays explore central questions in ancient political philosophy ten of the twelve. Ah, the ancient greeks have you ever sat down and tried to compare the philosophical views of socrates, plato and aristotle philosophy literally means love of wisdom philia is the greek word for love and sophia is the value theory (what's right or wrong, what's the best political system. Xenophanes (c 570—c 478 bce) xenophanes of colophon was a traveling poet and sage with philosophical leanings who lived in ancient greece during the sixth and the beginning of the fifth centuries bce. Though records of direct philosophical and religious exchanges between greeks and chinese don't exist, the two civilizations certainly came into contact, even if only indirectly via their respective contacts with civilizations of the indian subcontinent. To place the text of an ancient chinese sage side by side with that of an ancient greek sage to compare the texts closely has often been an important way to understand the early developments in chinese and western thought.
One of plato's most famous quotations concerns politics, until philosophers rule as kings or those who are now called kings and leading men genuinely and adequately philosophize, that is, until political power and philosophy entirely coincide, while the many natures who at present pursue either one exclusively are forcibly prevented from. In many ages of chinese intellectual history, political thought has been virtually coterminous with philosophy chinese philosophy has not been compartmentalized into the classic divisions of logic, ethics, politics, ontology, and the like. In the long sweep of chinese thought they remained at the same time moral, political, and physical ideas of ch'i, yin-yang, and so on permeated all three domains because they were too politically important to pass by. Greek philosophy: thales, anaximander & anaximenes the milesian school as mentioned last as the chinese, muslims and then europeans developed the mechanics and mathematics of the 'greece' was not yet a political entity at the time, but shared a homeric culture with other greek city.
The political and social upheaval caused by the persian wars as well as continued strife between athens and sparta (see lecture 7) had at least one unintended consequence athens had become the intellectual and artistic center of the greek world. There are so many similarities and differences between romans and greeks, in literature, art, and religion possibly most significantly the balance of values and the considered 'proper' ways to act, plus differences in political systems.
Chinese political philosophy section covers many themes and issues in major schools of thought in ancient china like confucianism, daoism, legalism, mohism and their later development, as well as modern encounter with the west philosophy and debate the major themes include but not limited. Political thought, or political philosophy, is the study of questions concerning power, justice, rights, law, and other issues pertaining to governance whereas political science assumes that these concepts are what they are, political thought asks how they have come about and to what effect. The ancient roman and greek civilizations had well-organized political processes that greatly influenced the manner in which later governments were structured in europe and the united states the system of political parties, the establishment of divisions in government -- even political words such.