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Approximately 2,400 words (including quotations from source material). Going a bit limit is fine unless additional content is evidence of poor editing.
You should have a thesis, the paper should be well-organized, it should contain analysis, and it should draw on textual passages from the primary texts related to our course. Please include citations for any references to or quotations from the source material. If you use sources outside of our assigned course textbook, please also include a bibliography or works cited page. If you only use assigned course readings, you do not require a bibliography/works cited page.Imagine that your friend finds themself feeling lost and confused, unsure of what the purpose is of life. Naturally, you turn to Chinese philosophy to provide your friend with some advice. In Warring States thought, especially after the ‘discovery of the body’, philosophers actively speculated about the relationship between human beings and what we might call the cosmos or the universe (often expressed with the term Tian 天). Some thinkers are very clear about how they think people should live (e.g. Xunzi) while others (e.g. Zhuangzi) are much less explicit, and some creative interpretation is required.
For this topic, discuss early Chinese thinkers’ views on the good life — i.e. a live worth living, and/or a life that in their eyes is considered ethical. What should a person’s priorities be? Is there any meaning to life? Should we follow our bodies’ desires, or should we try to transform ourselves into a better person? Choose at least two different thinkers and compare their respective views on this question, and providing your view on what we can learn about the
differences between these thinkers’ views.