Taoism: Way Beyond Seeking : the Edited Transcripts

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Charles E. Tuttle, 1998 - Philosophy - 109 pages
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This book is derived from lectures delivered by Alan Watts between 1968 and 1973. Essays include "The Philosophy of the Tao", "Being in the Way", and "Landscape, Soundscape". In Taoism, Watts offers the possibility that an ancient oriental way of being in touch with the true "nature of nature" might guide a technological culture toward reunification with the rest of the planet.

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Alan Watts was born in England in 1915 and received his early education at King's School, Canterbury. He received a master's degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Illinois and an honorary doctorate of divinity from the University of Vermont. He wrote his first book, The Spirit of Zen, at the age of twenty and went on to write over twenty other books including The Way of Zen, The Book, and Tao: The Watercourse Way, which though never fully completed was published after the author's death and introduced thousands of readers to Taoist thought.
In addition to being an acclaimed author and philosopher, Dr. Watts was also an Episcopalian minister, professor, graduate-school dean and reasearch fellow of Harvard University. By the early 1960s, he moved to Sausolito, California, and held seminars and lectures throughout the United States. Alan Watts died in 1973.

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