An Introduction to the Philosophy and Religion of Taoism: Pathways to Immortality

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Sussex Academic Press, 2005 - Philosophy - 342 pages
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A companion volume to the bestselling Perspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism, this work discusses how Taoism is one facet of Chinese religion, and exemplifies particularly well the variety of beliefs and practices that humankind has adopted and experienced in the search for answers to both ultimate and proximate questions about life and death. This book explores the different pathways Taoism took in that search, touching at many points on the other interrelated facets of Chinese religion in Confucianism, Buddhism, and popular religion. The mystical, philosophical traditions of Taoism are analyzed, as well as the more colorful and overtly religious strands of Taoism.

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Jeaneane Fowler is the former head of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wales–Newport and an honorary research fellow. She is the author of Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices, Humanism, and Perspectives of Reality—An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism.

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