An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies by Steve Coutinho

By Steve Coutinho

Steve Coutinho explores intimately the elemental suggestions of Daoist suggestion as represented in 3 early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers drawn to philosophy but surprising with Daoism will achieve a complete knowing of those works from this research, and readers interested by historic China who additionally desire to grab its philosophical foundations will relish the readability and intensity of Coutinho's explanations.

Coutinho writes a quantity for all readers, whether they have a heritage in philosophy or chinese language reviews. a piece of comparative philosophy, this quantity additionally integrates the recommendations and techniques 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 smooth Western principles and techniques to throw new interpretive gentle on classical texts. instead of functionality as old curiosities, those works act as dwelling philosophies in dialog with modern concept and event. Coutinho respects the multiplicity of Daoist philosophies whereas additionally revealing a particular philosophical sensibility, and he presents transparent causes of those complicated texts with no resorting to oversimplification.

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