Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory
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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A. C. Graham affirmation ancient Chinese authenticity awake beginning body Buddhist butterfly dream Chan China Chinese philosophy Chuang-Tzu Confucian Confucius course Daodejing Daoist concept Daoist master Daoist philosophy Daoist practice Daoist sage Daoist texts death distinctions dream allegory empty Feng Youlan fishnet allegory forget Guo Xiang Guo Xiang’s commentary Hanfeizi happiness of fish he/she heart heaven him/herself his/her Huang-Lao-Daoism Huizi human Hundun ideal ideas Inner Chapters Laozi Liezi Marcel Granet Master Zhuang Mawangdui means Mengsun Cai morality motif nameless nature nonpresence one’s painting pattern perfectly perspective phases philosophical political process of change Pseudo-Dionysius reality realm representation segments self-so semiotics semiotics of presence signified specific spokes story structure symbols tion trans twoness Wang Wang Bi Western philosophy wheel words Wu Daozi Yin and Yang zero-perspective Zhuang Zhou Zhuangzi jishi Zhuangzi yinde Zhuzi jicheng ziran