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Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato (May 2016)
A Modern Interpretation and Philosophical Defense of Platonism
Michael LaFargue - Author

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.

Michael LaFargue presents an important and accessible aspect of Plato’s legacy largely overlooked today: a variety of personal spirituality based on reason and centered on virtue. Plato’s Virtue-Forms are transcendent in their goodness, ideals that Platonists can use to improve character ...(Read More)
 
 
Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching
Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching (April 1998)
Livia Kohn - Editor
Michael LaFargue - Editor

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Examines the traditional and modern Western interpretations of the Tao-te-ching, and its author, Lao-tzu.

"There are so many things about this book that please me. It presents the most up-to-date scholarship on Lao-tzu and the Tao-te-ching. The essays approach the text and its legendary author from a broad spectrum of disciplines. Furthermor...(Read More)
 
 
Tao and Method
Tao and Method (August 1994)
A Reasoned Approach to the Tao Te Ching
Michael LaFargue - Author

"This translation and commentary takes a novel, even controversial approach to the Tao Te Ching, presenting the reader with a full-blown culturological understanding of this core Taoist Classic." -- Roger T. Ames, University of Hawaii

"More than any other classical Chinese work, perhaps, the Tao Te Ching has been ripped from its historical, cultural and concretely experiential context and employed (like a set of transcultural Ro...(Read More)
 
 
The Tao of the Tao Te Ching
The Tao of the Tao Te Ching (January 1992)
A Translation and Commentary
Michael LaFargue - Author

"This translation and commentary takes a novel, even controversial approach to the Tao Te Ching, presenting the reader with a full-blown culturological understanding of this core Taoist classic. In its resolute attention to the detail of historical context, it is engaging, plausible, and for those close to the text, importantly revealing. LaFargue, taking full advantage of recent archaeological finds to inform his reading, is very contempor...(Read More)
 
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