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Eastern Theories of Ethics
Eastern theories of ethics

The second section focuses on Eastern ethical theories. We include in our discussion the following theories: Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Chapter 8 is a presentation of Confucian ethics. Confucius is the primary originator of this theory, which began in China centuries ago. The theory is based upon ethical guidance from ancient rituals and practices.

The next chapter, Chapter 9, is a discussion of Taoism (Daoism). The primary contributor of this theory is Lao Zi, a Chinese contemporary of Confucius (Shanahan & Wang, 2003). The foundation of the theory is an intuitive seeking of balance in one's life.

Chapter 10 is a presentation of Hinduism and ethics (Shanahan & Wang, 2003). Shanahan and Wang noted that Hinduism is the oldest historically ...

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