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Taoist Ethics and Counselor Decision-Making
Taoist ethics and counselor decision-making

Taoism is one of three major philosophical thoughts in China; Buddhism and Confucianism are the other two (Robinet, 1997). The origins of Taoism may be traced to about 500 BCE with Laozi. Many philosophers have concluded that Taoism developed as a reaction against Confucianism (Kohn, 2001). Taoists believe that the introduction of Confucian ways of living produced a disruption in the natural order of human nature and the natural order of things. For example, the model for early Taoists was the farmer and his life. It was perceived to be simple and based on following nature. Farmers, according to Taoism, are aware of the natural rhythms of nature. Taoism is considered to be a religious orientation ...

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