Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi / Edition 1

Religious and Philosophical Aspects of the Laozi / Edition 1

by Mark Csikszentmihalyi
     
 

Leading scholars examine religious and philosophical dimensions of the Chinese classic known as the Daodejing or Laozi.

Renowned international scholars examine crucial issues surrounding the Laozi, the third century B.C.E. Chinese classic also known as the Daodejing in this indispensable volume. The work offers diverse interpretations, a wide range of

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Leading scholars examine religious and philosophical dimensions of the Chinese classic known as the Daodejing or Laozi.

Renowned international scholars examine crucial issues surrounding the Laozi, the third century B.C.E. Chinese classic also known as the Daodejing in this indispensable volume. The work offers diverse interpretations, a wide range of scholarly traditions, and a variety of ways to engage, ponder, and evaluate the Laozi.

Contributors include Robert Henricks, Zhang Longxi, Tateno Masami, Isabelle Robinet, Harold D. Roth, Bryan W. Van Norden, and Liu Xiaogan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791441121
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

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Introduction

1. Mysticism and Apophatic Discourse in the Laozi

Mark Csikszentmihalyi

2. The Laozi in the Context of Early Daoist Mystical Praxis

Harold D. Roth

3. Qian Zhongshu on Philosophical and Mystical Paradoxes in the Laozi

Zhang Longxi

4. The Diverse Interpretations of the Laozi

Isabelle Robinet

5. Re-exploring the Analogy of the Dao and the Field

Robert G. Henricks

6. A Philosophical Analysis of the Laozi from an Ontological Perspective

Tateno Masami

7. Method in the Madness of the Laozi

Bryan W. Van Norden

8. An Inquiry into the Core Value of Laozi's Philosophy

Liu Xiaogan

9. The Concept of de ("Virtue") in the Laozi

Philip J. Ivanhoe

Notes on Contributors

Index to Laozi passages

Name Index

Subject Index

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