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By Steve Coutinho

Steve Coutinho explores intimately the basic recommendations of Daoist notion as represented in 3 early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers drawn to philosophy but unexpected with Daoism will achieve a entire figuring out of those works from this research, and readers interested by old China who additionally desire to grab its philosophical foundations will enjoy the readability and intensity of Coutinho's explanations.

Coutinho writes a quantity for all readers, whether they have a history in philosophy or chinese language reviews. a piece of comparative philosophy, this quantity additionally integrates the ideas and strategies of up to date philosophical discourse right into a dialogue of early chinese language proposal. The ensuing discussion relates historical chinese language inspiration to modern philosophical matters and makes use of sleek Western rules and methods to throw new interpretive mild on classical texts. instead of functionality as historic curiosities, those works act as residing philosophies in dialog with modern idea and adventure. Coutinho respects the multiplicity of Daoist philosophies whereas additionally revealing a particular philosophical sensibility, and he presents transparent causes of those complicated texts with out resorting to oversimplification.

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