Lao Zi


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Lao Zi

(ˈlaʊˈzɪə) or

Lao-tzu

n
(Biography) ?604–?531 bc, Chinese philosopher, traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism and the author of the Tao-te Ching
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Lao Zi, in his renowned work Lao Zi: The Book of Tao and Teh (i), set up the main frame of dialectical theory of communication in the Pre-Qin Period; and, ideologists of other schools pursued a macro, medium, and micro-level systematic argument, introducing theoretical innovation at their respective level(s).
The paper begins by investigating Brecht's keen interest in Lao Zi's dialectics, which is followed by a full consideration of the transition of Brecht's theoretical development from "epic theatre" to "dialectical theatre" with a focus on his theoretical essays.
(12) This is frequently illustrated in the idea that perceptions and aesthetic experiences must be kept in check and, for example, occurs in Lao Zi's circa sixth-century BCE Dao De Jing, chapter twelve, as a warning: "The Five colors make men blind, the Five Sounds make them deaf, and the Five Tastes make men numb.
(2) The scope of the work covers major periods in the history of Chinese philosophy (from its classical period through its contemporary era), major strands or movements of thought (from Confucianism, Daoism, the Yin-Yang way of thinking to School of Names and Chan/Zen Buddhism), major thinkers (from Confucius and Lao Zi to Man Zedong and Feng Youlan), and central concepts and issues (from ren as humanity and xin as heart and mind to the issues of rectifying names, unity of knowledge and action, and so on).
Other philosophers, such as Mo Zi, Lao Zi, Zhuang Zi, Sun Zi, also developed their philosophies.
It is an irony that Kong Zi celebrates Lao Zi; which validates the greatness of Lao Zi, traced in the great stories of Sima Qin, who narrates that: