Confucius vs. Socrates: Eastern vs. Western Philosophy

Histories greatest philosophers conflict in terms of social and moral responsibility. Confucius stated that a greater responsibility is owed to those who are close to us, rather than society as a whole, which would suggest that a person covers up their friend or family members mistakes and refuse to report them. Socrates however stated that society is obligated to follow all laws, even if they are unjust, which would suggest that no matter how close a person is to another, they should always be ...

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