After carefully reading and rereading machiavelli's, the quality of the prince and lao-tzu's, thoughts of the tao-te ching, i have found a few ways that they compare to each othertheir writings may be a different style from one another but in the way they have the same meaning. Lao-tzu was an ancient chinese philosopher from 6th century bc, the author of tao-te ching, and machiavelli was an italian philosopher who lived 2000 years after lao-tzu’s time, author of prince they are both philosophers but have totally different perspective on how to be a good leader. The name “laozi” is best taken to mean “old (lao) master (zi),” and laozi the ancient philosopher is said to have written a short book, which has come to be called simply the laozi, after its putative author, a common practice in early china.
Machiavelli's “the qualities of a prince” and lao-tzu's “thoughts from the tao-te ching” introduction leadership is an integral component for running the government. Compare lao-tzu's view of government with that of machiavelli consider what seem to be the ultimate purposes of government, what seem to be the obligations of the leader to the people being led, and what seems to be the mainwork of the state. I am reading the origon of civil society by rousseau, and i would like toknow what similarities his this peice shares with machivelli's qualitites of the prince and lao-tzu's tao-te ching update: rousseau's thinking emphasizes the role played by the common people in any civil society.
Lao-tzu vs machiavelli government is the essential authority of a country or state, which is directly, affects society because it provides key securities two of history’s greatest thinkers lao-tzu, authors of the tao-te ching, and niccolo machiavelli, author of the prince have similar but very contrasting ideas of government, and how people should be governed. Lao-tzu states: “a nation nourishes its own people and doesn’t meddle in the affairs of others” (33-34) a relevant example is the united states of america it intervenes excessively in the matters that involve other countries instead of being more concerned of its own problems. Critical reading questions lao-tzu 1) according to lao-tzu, what must the ruler provide the people with if they are happy the ruler is entitled to provide the people with space, enough space for each individual person lao-tzu is concerned for individual's whole freedom, death included.
“when the master governs,” wrote lao tzu, “the people/are hardly aware that he exists” this passage, like many in the ancient chinese wisdom poem tao te ching (pronounced dow deh jing), written in the 6th century bc, expresses the paradoxical view of passivity as the most effective. An outline of lao tzu's view of the tao, with texts from the tao te ching, relating to pantheism lao tzu: the tao of reality a history of pantheism by paul harrison are you a pantheist find out at the scientific pantheism site there is a thing, formless yet complete before heaven and earth it existed when the people of the world. Laozi (lao-tzu, fl 6th cn bce) laozi is the name of a legendary daoist philosopher, the alternate title of the early chinese text better known in the west as the daodejing , and the moniker of a deity in the pantheon of organized “religious daoism” that arose during the later han dynasty (25-220 ce.
Lao-tzu, from his work “thoughts from the tao-te ching”, offers political protocols for the leader through the abandonment of action and guidelines on how people should live their lives although mary wollstonecraft, from her work “of the pernicious effects which arise from the unnatural. Taoism (also known as daoism) is a chinese philosophy attributed to lao tzu (c 500 bce) which contributed to the folk religion of the people primarily in the rural areas of china and became the official religion of the country under the tang dynasty. According to his account, lao-tzu was the curator of the royal library of chou and, disgusted by the ineptitude and cruelty of the politicians of the time, and the endless suffering of the people, resolved to leave china completely and find a place of peace and solitude.
I have no desires, hence the people are like the uncarved wood (simple and innocent) by themselves (tzu-p’u) (57) (57) the sage has a high sense of integrity, but is not offensive to people. 948 quotes from lao tzu: 'a leader is best when people barely know he exists of a good leader, who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say, “we did this ourselves', 'i have three precious things which i hold fast and prize. Machiavelli's view of human nature was not in accord to that of humanists who felt that an individual could greatly contribute to the well being of the society machiavelli, however felt that people generally tended to work for their own best interests and gave little obligation to the well being of the state.
Leadership approach suggested by lao tzu print reference this disclaimer: the exemplars of this view are relatively ancient figures such as lao tzu and machiavelli and the next, the people hate when the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘we did it ourselves” lao tzu from the above quote from lao tzu, his views. Lao tzu & machiavelli lao tzu & machiavelli lao tzu and machiavelli had contradicting views on what they believe being a leader is about lao tzu believes there is no need for. Both lao-tzu and machiavelli aimed at the leaders of their times in the hopes of helping the leaders to build a better and stronger nations however, frankly speaking, this is the only characteristic that the two books share in common.