Decoding Dao (Innbundet)

Reading the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching) and the Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 268
Forlag: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781118465752
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi
Omtale: Decoding Dao
Written by a leading authority on Chinese philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely focuses on the core texts in Daoist philosophy, providing readers with a user-friendly introduction that unravels the complexities of these seminal volumes. * Offers a detailed introduction to the core texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, two of the most widely read and most challenging texts in China s long literary history * Covers the three main ways the texts can be read: as religious, mystical, and philosophical works * Explores their historical context, origins, authorship, and the reasons these seminal texts came into being, along with the key terms and approaches they take * Examines the core philosophical arguments made in the texts, as well as the many ways in which they have been interpreted, both in China itself and in the West * Provides readers with an unrivalled insight into the multifaceted philosophy of Daoism and the principles underlying much of Chinese culture informed by the very latest academic scholarship

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