By Steve Coutinho
Steve Coutinho explores intimately the basic suggestions of Daoist idea as represented in 3 early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers attracted to philosophy but strange with Daoism will achieve a entire realizing of those works from this research, and readers eager about historic China who additionally desire to clutch its philosophical foundations will delight in the readability and intensity of Coutinho's explanations.
Coutinho writes a quantity for all readers, whether they have a historical past in philosophy or chinese language reviews. a piece of comparative philosophy, this quantity additionally integrates the innovations and techniques of up to date philosophical discourse right into a dialogue of early chinese language concept. The ensuing discussion relates old chinese language concept to modern philosophical matters and makes use of sleek Western rules and methods to throw new interpretive mild on classical texts. instead of functionality as old curiosities, those works act as dwelling philosophies in dialog with modern idea and event. Coutinho respects the multiplicity of Daoist philosophies whereas additionally revealing a particular philosophical sensibility, and he presents transparent motives of those complicated texts with out resorting to oversimplification.
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