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Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory [NOOK Book]

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Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained. It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy. This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff. Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow. The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the original wit and ...
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Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory

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Overview

Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained. It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy. This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff. Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow. The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the original wit and humor of the Chinese original, or imposed alien philosophical frameworks on them. It attempts to take away the metaphysical and Christian disguises with which Daoist philosophy has been obscured by Western interpretations in the past 100 years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697506
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/15/2011
  • Series: Ideas Explained
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 958,809
  • File size: 615 KB

Meet the Author

Hans-Georg Moeller is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Brock University in Ontario. He has also held positions at the University of Bonn, the University of Zurich, and the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded the Straniak Philosophy Prize in 1995.
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Table of Contents

Introduction : A very short history of Daoism 1
Pt. I Images and allegories 27
1 Images in the Daodejing 27
2 Allegories from the Zhuangzi 43
Pt. II Issues 67
1 The state 67
2 The body (of infants and corpses) 74
3 Life and death 82
4 Time 95
5 Nature 103
6 Artisanship and art 108
7 Ethics 116
8 Language and thought 120
Pt. III Structures 129
1 Presence and nonpresence - or : the pipe of heaven 129
2 Daoist signs - or : the difference between Dao and God 137
Pt. IV Perspectives 149
1 Daoism and chan (or: zen) Buddhism 149
2 Daoism and contemporary philosophy 153
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