The article deals with the difference and similarity in understanding the concepts of life and death in Confucianism and Taoism, taking into account the peculiarities of the Chinese philosophical and cultural context. The author of the article compares Taoist and Confucian understanding of the concepts of life and death. The specificity of these approaches is shown, allowing their adherents to get rid of the fear of death. In conclusion the article presents examples of the implementation of Confucian and Taoist concepts of life and death in the culture of China, their influence on understanding and experiencing the ideas of life and death by the modern Chinese. A comparative analysis of the concepts of life and death in Confucianism and Taoism reveals the unanimity of their interpretation of death as inevitability a person should not be afraid of. Meanwhile, Confucianism emphasizes the social aspects of life that make death being a continuation only (“accomplishment of feats”, “foundation of doctrine”, “glorification of moral qualities”). Taoism draws attention to the faith of man in immortality and the desire for longevity while recognizing the naturalness of the processes of life and death. The difference between the ideas of the two teachings of Confucianism and Taoism is that the idea of Confucianism - the doctrinal entry into the world (society), in relation to life and death emphasizes that there is something valuable that exceeds death (meaning of life), for example, Confucianism considers that there are three ways to be immortal - “accomplishment of feats”, “foundation of doctrine” and “glorification of moral qualities”. And the idea of Taoism is a doctrinal way out of the world, it mainly pays attention to the belief in immortality and the desire for longevity, while maintaining a natural attitude towards life and death. According to Lao Tzu, people should not be happy and sad about birth and death, respectively. All correspond to nature.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Life and Death Concepts Interpretationin the Chinese Philosophical and Cultural Context|
|Número de páginas||8|
|Publicación||Вестник культуры и искусств|
|Estado||Published - 2020|
- 13.00.00 CULTURE. CULTURAL SCIENCES
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- VAK List