Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi

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Scott Cook
SUNY Press, Sep 25, 2003 - Philosophy - 317 pages
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A literary and philosophical masterpiece of its age, and yet one of the most puzzling and elusive texts ever written, the Zhuangzi has been continuously reinterpreted. Here the age-old hermeneutic project of reading the Zhuangzi is brought up to the present with new essays addressing an array of interrelated topics from a variety of perspectives. These include how the work stands in relation to such issues as mystical experience, “skeptical” and “relativist” attitudes, individual value, ethical orientation, folk psychologies and popular beliefs, and rhetorical logic and structure. By providing ten “uneven” perspectives on such matters, this volume contributes to the ongoing discourse on Zhuangzi’s philosophy by placing it within our present interpretive context and pushing that context to new limits.
 

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Contents

IV
15
V
33
VI
64
VII
88
VIII
128
IX
163
X
207
XI
226
XII
248
XIII
263
XIV
291
XV
297
XVI
301
XVII
305
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Scott Cook is Associate Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College.

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