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By Lee Dian Rainey

ISBN-10: 1118465741

ISBN-13: 9781118465745

ISBN-10: 111846575X

ISBN-13: 9781118465752

Written by means of a number one authority on chinese language philosophy, Decoding Dao uniquely makes a speciality of the center texts in Daoist philosophy, offering readers with a hassle-free advent that unravels the complexities of those seminal volumes.

  • Offers an in depth creation to the middle texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, of the main largely learn – and so much not easy – texts in China’s lengthy literary history
  • Covers the 3 major methods the texts should be learn: as spiritual, mystical, and philosophical works
  • Explores their ancient context, origins, authorship, and the explanations those seminal texts got here into being, besides the foremost phrases and methods they take
  • Examines the center philosophical arguments made within the texts, in addition to the various ways that they've been interpreted, either in China itself and within the West
  • Provides readers with an unrivalled perception into the multifaceted philosophy of Daoism – and the foundations underlying a lot of chinese language tradition – knowledgeable by way of the very most recent educational scholarship

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Written by way of a number one authority on chinese language philosophy, interpreting Dao uniquely specializes in the center texts in Daoist philosophy, offering readers with a easy creation that unravels the complexities of those seminal volumes. deals an in depth advent to the center texts in Daoist philosophy, the Dao De Jing and the Zhuangzi, of the main broadly learn – and so much tough – texts in China’s lengthy literary heritage Covers the 3 major methods the texts will be learn: as spiritual, mystical, and philosophical works Explores their old context, origins, authorship, and the explanations those seminal texts got here into being, in addition to the major phrases and methods they take Examines the middle philosophical arguments made within the texts, in addition to the various ways that they've been interpreted, either in China itself and within the West presents readers with an unrivalled perception into the multifaceted philosophy of Daoism – and the rules underlying a lot of chinese language tradition – trained through the very most up-to-date educational scholarship

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