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Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi
     

Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi

by Scott Cook (Editor)
 

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Presents wide-ranging and up-to-date interpretations of the Zhuangzi, the Daoist classic and one of the most elusive works ever written.

A literary and philosophical masterpiece of its age, and yet one of the most puzzling and elusive texts ever written, the Zhuangzi has been continuously reinterpreted. Here the age-old hermeneutic project of reading the

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Presents wide-ranging and up-to-date interpretations of the Zhuangzi, the Daoist classic and one of the most elusive works ever written.

A literary and philosophical masterpiece of its age, and yet one of the most puzzling and elusive texts ever written, the Zhuangzi has been continuously reinterpreted. Here the age-old hermeneutic project of reading the Zhuangzi is brought up to the present with new essays addressing an array of interrelated topics from a variety of perspectives. These include how the work stands in relation to such issues as mystical experience, “skeptical” and “relativist” attitudes, individual value, ethical orientation, folk psychologies and popular beliefs, and rhetorical logic and structure. By providing ten “uneven” perspectives on such matters, this volume contributes to the ongoing discourse on Zhuangzi’s philosophy by placing it within our present interpretive context and pushing that context to new limits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791458655
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Scott Cook is Associate Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College.

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