Sun Tzu Realism Analysis

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Realism is one of the oldest philosophies of western culture dating back to ancient Greece. It is a counterproposition of ‘Idealism.’ For someone who believes in realism, precision becomes important; and precision comes from science.
Realism can be broken down into three components: Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Axiology.
Realists trust the world of nature and physical things; and do so through experiences based on how they perceived those physical things. This essentially leads a realist to believe that reality is composed of two things – matter and form. For example, when posed the question, “If a tree falls and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” A realist would say, “Yes, it does.”
Realists claim that they
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So, he must think about how to get to his enemy before his enemy gets to him.
Sun Tzu realism thrives upon preemption because the assumption is that the other people or entities are characteristically aggressive at any given moment. And the only way to survive is to let go of moral rules to be able to see the way to victory. And even more importantly, leaders must let go of their own idealistic self-conception because glory and honor are not as important as victory.
Today, Sun Tzu’s principles has gained worldwide acceptance beyond the military into the dynamic and fast-paced world of business where participants fully armed with blazing-fast gadgets and cutting-edge morale to aid competitiveness, and to find efficient and effective use for scarce
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Interesting Facts about Sun Tzu
In the age of bloody civil war several thousands of years ago, Sun Tzu, a Chinese military commander, strategist, and philosopher emerged. After successfully defending the state of Wu against its neighbor to the west, Chu, a book formerly known as “Master Sun’s Military Methods” was born – which later become known as the “The Art of War.”
The “Art of War” is the most influential treatise on war ever written consisting of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It has shaped the way in which conflicts are being fought for thousands of years, from the Japanese Samurai to the Napoleonic War.
Not only has the book influenced military commanders and generals all over the world, it has had resounding effects on politics, sports, and business to this day.
Sun Tzu had an wholistic philosophy that if you studied thoroughly and followed correctly, you will be victorious in any conflict. For example, Sun Tzu says, “Avoid what is strong and strike at what is weak.” – Sun
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