The Book of Lieh-tzu: A Classic of the Tao

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Columbia University Press, 1990 - Philosophy - 192 pages
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Contents

Heavens Gifts
14
The Yellow Emperor
32
King Mu of Chou
58
Confucius
74
The Questions of Tang
92
Endeavour and Destiny
118
Yang Chu
135
Explaining Conjunctions
158
Short Reading List
182
Textual Notes
183
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Page 13 - ... the broad coincidence of Daoism with the modern scientific outlook in its insistence on the littleness of man in a vast universe; the inhuman Tao which all things follow, without purpose and indifferent to human needs: the transience of life; the impossibility of knowing what comes after death; the unending change in which the possibility of progress is not even conceived; the relativity of values; a fatalism close to determinism, even a suggestion that the human organism operates like a machine.
Page 7 - If nothing within you stays rigid, Outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like a mirror. Respond like an...

About the author (1990)

A.C. Graham is Professor Emeritus of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Among his many translations and writings are Chuang-tzu: the Seven Inner Chapters and Other Writings from the Book of Chuang-tzu and Reason and Spontaneity.

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