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Lao Tzu


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Lao Tzu, whose name means “Old Master,” was a contemporary of Confucius in the sixth century B.C.E. and the founder of the philosophical tradition of Taoism. He worked as a librarian at the court of Chou. When the kingdom showed signs of decay, Lao Tzu left and was never heard of again. Tao Te Ching is said to be the principles of his philosophy.

Alejandro Bárcenas, Ph.D. is an assistant professor and graduate advisor of Texas State University’s Philosophy Department.

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