Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory

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Open Court, Apr 15, 2011 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained. It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy. This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff. Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow. The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the original wit and humor of the Chinese original, or imposed alien philosophical frameworks on them. It attempts to take away the metaphysical and Christian disguises with which Daoist philosophy has been obscured by Western interpretations in the past 100 years.
 

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Contents

IMAGES AND ALLEGORIES
27
ISSUES
67
STRUCTURES
129
PERSPECTIVES
149
Notes
161
Index
173
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Hans-Georg Moeller is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Brock University in Ontario. He has also held positions at the University of Bonn, the University of Zurich, and the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded the Straniak Philosophy Prize in 1995.

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