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Taoism vs. Confucianism — What's the Difference?

Taoism vs. Confucianism — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Taoism and Confucianism

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Taoism

Taoism (), or Daoism (), is a philosophical and spiritual tradition of Chinese origin which emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (Chinese: 道; pinyin: Dào; lit. 'Way', or Dao).
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Confucianism

Confucianism, also known as Ruism, is a system of thought and behavior originating in ancient China. Variously described as tradition, a philosophy, a religion, a humanistic or rationalistic religion, a way of governing, or simply a way of life, Confucianism developed from what was later called the Hundred Schools of Thought from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius (551–479 BCE).
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Taoism

A Chinese philosophy based on the writings of Lao-tzu, advocating humility and religious piety.
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Confucianism

Of, relating to, or characteristic of Confucius, his teachings, or his followers.
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Taoism

A principal philosophy and system of religion of China that is based on writings attributed to Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and others, and advocates conforming one's behavior and thought to the Tao.
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Confucianism

An adherent of the teachings of Confucius.
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Taoism

One of the popular religions of China, sanctioned by the state.
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Confucianism

The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it does not inculcate the worship of any god.
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Taoism

A Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
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Confucianism

The teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China
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Taoism

Religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu
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Taoism

Popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
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Taoism

Philosophical system developed by of Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
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