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(Biography) ?369–286 bc, Chinese philosopher, who greatly influenced Chinese religion through the book of Taoist philosophy that bears his name
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The latter dialectic is expressed through the dictum of de yi wang yan (literally, forgetting words after getting meaning) in the chapter "Wai-wu" External Things) in the Zhuangzi (reputedly authored by the cofounder of Taoist philosophy Zhuangzi, ca.
Xiang Xiu wrote a famous commentary, the Zhuangzi zhu, with Guo Xiang, a neo-Daoist contemporary, on the works of the early Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi (died c.
Like Virilio or Derrida, we have adopted a negative horizon, but the tonality and attitude we assume are totally affirmative, just like those of Zhuangzi or Nietzsche.
(Here Dao'an was obviously inspired by a phrase referring to hermits in the Daoist text Zhuangzi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) Qing xin shi nu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is rendered by Palumbo as "knights and women of pure faith" (p.
The Philosophy of Life: A New Reading of the Zhuangzi
In the course of many centuries the meditative and socially oriented Daodejing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] was combined with both the ecstatic and individualistic mysticism of the Zhuangzi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (369-286 BCE), with its beliefs and practices for longevity, and Buddhist insight on meditation, mind analysis, and doctrines of karma and reincarnation.
Zhuangzi: "Thing things without being thinged by thing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]." (12)
Their topics include preparations for an afterlife in ancient China, concepts of death and the afterlife reflected in newly discovered tomb objects and texts from Han China, death and dying in the Analects, death in the Zhuangzi, Linji and William James on death as two visions of pragmatism, and Wang Yangming's followers as an example of death as the ultimate concern in the neo-Confucian tradition.
The ethics of the Zhuangzi is distinctive for its valorization of psychological qualities such as open-mindedness, adaptability, and tolerance.
In Li's case one can see that traditional thinking (i.e., the strands of Laozi and Zhuangzi, Confucius, Mencius, and sinified Buddhism) forms the fundamental structure of his writing.