Some Group Work on Buber and Lau Tzu

Break up into small groups. Delegate one or more members of your group to
(1) prepare a summary of your group's discussion and
(2) make a list of your group's members.
Make sure each member of your group has a copy of your answers (for use on the next quiz).

Discuss your answers to the following questions.

1. Compare Buber (Way of Man, ch. 2) with Lau Tzu (Book One, I, p. 5) on the role of desires in finding one's way.

2.  How could someone apply at least one of the teachings in Bubers' The  Way of Man ch. 6? Could anyone in your group apply it to a challenge in their own experience?  If not, why not?  If so, how so? 

3.   Briefly compare, contrast, or explain some political implications of Tao Te Ching and Way of ManPlease feel free to include texts from the Analects if you find them helpful.

December 5, 2018
Michael Kagan, Le Moyne College,

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