By Steve Coutinho
Steve Coutinho explores intimately the elemental options of Daoist idea as represented in 3 early texts: the Laozi, the Zhuangzi, and the Liezi. Readers drawn to philosophy but surprising with Daoism will achieve a entire knowing of those works from this research, and readers fascinated with historical China who additionally desire to clutch its philosophical foundations will enjoy 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 experiences. a piece of comparative philosophy, this quantity additionally integrates the strategies and strategies of latest philosophical discourse right into a dialogue of early chinese language concept. The ensuing discussion relates historic chinese language notion to modern philosophical concerns and makes use of smooth Western rules and techniques to throw new interpretive gentle on classical texts. instead of functionality as historic 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 offers transparent motives of those advanced texts with out resorting to oversimplification.
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An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies by Steve Coutinho