Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi

Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi

by Paul Kjellberg
     
 

The Chinese philosophical text Zhuangzi was written by Zhuangzi in the fourth century BCE. With humor and relentless logic Zhuangzi attacks claims to knowledge about the world, especially evaluative knowledge of what is good and bad or right and wrong. This book is about the man and the text.

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Overview

The Chinese philosophical text Zhuangzi was written by Zhuangzi in the fourth century BCE. With humor and relentless logic Zhuangzi attacks claims to knowledge about the world, especially evaluative knowledge of what is good and bad or right and wrong. This book is about the man and the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428924
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
795,642
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on Conventions
Introduction

1. Sextus Empiricus, Zhuangzi, and Xunzi on "Why Be Skeptical?"
Paul Kjelberg

2. Skeptical Strategies in the Zhuangzi and Theatetus
Lisa Raphals

3. Zhuangzi and Nagarjuna on the Truth of No Truth
David Loy

4. Zhuangzi's Attitude Toward Language and His Skepticism
Eric Schwitzgebel

5. Language: The Guest of Reality--Zhuangzi and Derrida on Language, Reality, and Skillfulness
Mark Berkson

6. Cook Ding's Dao and the Limits of Philosophy
Robert Eno

7. Zhuangzi's Understanding of Skillfulness and the Ultimate Spiritual State
Lee H. Yearley

8. Spontaneity and Education of the Emotions in the Zhuangzi
Joel Kupperman

9. Was Zhuangzi a Relativist?
Philip J. Ivanhoe

Bibliography
Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index

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