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The three schools of thought-Confucian Taoist and Legalist all have different views andreasons as to whether or not the United States should be involved in the conflict in Kosovo Eachschool perceived Tao in different ways and had different views on human nature To consider howeach school would take its side on this issue we must first have some background information on theConfucius was one of the main contributors of the Confucian school of thought He had oneoverwhelming message if men are to achieve a state of orderliness and peace they need to return totraditional values of virtue These values are based entirely on one concept jen which is besttranslated as humaneness but can also mean humanity benevolence goodness or virtueThis humaneness is a relatively strange concept to Western eyes because it is not primarily apracticable virtue Rather the job of the gentleman chn tzu was to concentrate on the highestconcepts of behavior even when this is impractical or foolish Like his contemporaries Confuciusbelieved that the human order in some way reflected the divine order or the patterns of heaven Morethan anything for Confucius the ancients understood the order and hierarchy of heaven and earth asa result Confucius established the Chinese past as an infallible model for the presentReader pWhat is incumbent on individual people is to determine the right pattern to live and governby this can be achieved by studying the sage-kings and their mode of life and government and byfollowing rituals scrupulously for the pattern of heaven is most explicitly inscribed on the variousrituals li prescribed for the conduct of everyday life Neglecting ritual or doing rituals incorrectlydemonstrated a moral anarchy or disorder of the most egregious kind These heavenly patterns werealso inscribed in the patterns of music and dance yeh so that order in this life could be attained byunderstanding and practicing the order of traditional and solemn music and dance Music and danceare talked about constantly in the
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