TaoismDec 9, 2015
Lao-Tse, the founder of Taoism, said “Those who know do not speak, and those who speak do not know” So, by that criterion, I can say a something about Taoism, since I know very little. Taoism is one of the greatest and oldest philosophies of China. The big figures were Lao-Tse and Zhuangzi. And their books, the Tao-Te-Ching and the Zhuangzi, are very readable and thought-provoking classics, still widely read in Chinese and, as translated, in all the other major languages.
Looking at things on a somewhat grand scale, Taoism belongs to the same period as Socrates and Plato in Greece. Lao-Tse was a sixth century B.C. philosopher, maybe a bit later, but before Socrates. Zhuangzi was born about thirty years after Socrates died.