Q&A: Confucianism and taoism

Question: Distinguish between Confucianism and Taoism.

Answer: Confucianism is a philosophy of common sense and practical knowledge of social organisation. It is a system of strict rules and social etiquette forming the ethics for the traditional family system.

Taoism is an observation of nature to discover its way of functioning and interacting with the rest through following the natural order, being spontaneous, and trusting one`s intuition.

Source: Capra, F. (1999). The Tao of Physics. Boston, MASS: Shambhala Publications Inc.

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