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Chapter 38 of the Dàodéjīng as an Imaginary Genealogy of Morals

Jiwei Ci

in Ethics in Early China: An Anthology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888028931
eISBN:
9789882209800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028931.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This text discusses two short passages from Chapter 38 of the Dàodéjīng. The first passage (called the “decline” passage) tends to be approached without any distinction between an ordinary historical ... More


Two Challenges to Market Daoism

James Behuniak

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter raises two philosophical challenges to “market Daoism” proferred by some libertarians and advocates of free-market capitalism to anticipate recent economic developments in China. It ... More


What is the Com- of Compassion?

Steve Bein

in Compassion and Moral Guidance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836412
eISBN:
9780824871406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836412.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter deals with the com- of compassion. It explores the nature of this com-, or being-with, in the process of seeking suitable foundations for a theory of compassion that meets all eight ... More


Knots in the Dao

Jay L. Garfield and Graham Priest

in What Can't be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Thought

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197526187
eISBN:
9780197526217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526187.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the ways that paradox is treated in the Daodejing and the Zhuangzi. We discuss the paradox of ineffability in the Daodejing as well as the Zhuangzi’s paradoxes regarding ... More


What Is Daoism and Who Is Its Founder?

Gil Raz

in Varieties of Religious Invention: Founders and Their Functions in History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199359714
eISBN:
9780190264253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359714.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Although Daoism has long been known in the West as a major Chinese philosophical tradition, centered on Laozi and the ancient philosophical classic Daodejing, it is only recently that Daoism has also ... More


Cosmic Desire and Human Agency in the Daodejing

Curie Virág

in The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190498818
eISBN:
9780190498832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Daodejing is usually read as a text that rejects emotions and desires as hindrances to the ideal of unity with the Dao. But this negative discourse is part of a much larger and more complex ... More


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