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Alan Watts–Here and Now
Alan Watts–Here and Now (June 2012)
Contributions to Psychology, Philosophy, and Religion
Peter J. Columbus - Editor
Donadrian L. Rice - Editor

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Alan Watts—Here and Now explores the intellectual legacy and continuing relevance of a prolific writer and speaker who was a major influence on American culture during the latter half of the twentieth century. A thinker attuned to the spiritual malaise affecting the Western mind, Watts (1915–1973) provided intellectual a...(Read More)
 
 
The Old Master
The Old Master (January 2012)
A Syncretic Reading of the Laozi from the Mawangdui Text A Onward
Hongkyung Kim - Author

A unique translation of and commentary on the Laozi, based on the oldest edition of the work.

This unique, highly contextualized translation of the Laozi is based on the earliest known edition of the work, Text A of the Mawangdui Laozi, written before 202 BCE. No other editions are comparable to this text in its antiquity. Hongkyung Kim also incorporates the recent archaeological discove...(Read More)
 
 
Riding the Wind with Liezi
Riding the Wind with Liezi (April 2011)
New Perspectives on the Daoist Classic
Ronnie Littlejohn - Editor
Jeffrey Dippmann - Editor

New attention and fresh perspectives on the classic, but neglected text of Daoism, the Liezi.
The Liezi is the forgotten classic of Daoism. Along with the Laozi (Daodejing) and the Zhuangzi, it’s been considered a Daoist masterwork since the mid-eighth century, yet unlike those well-read works, the Liezi is little known and receives scant scholarly attention. Nevertheless, the Liez...(Read More)
 
 
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts
Asian Texts — Asian Contexts (March 2010)
Encounters with Asian Philosophies and Religions
David Jones - Editor
E. R. Klein - Editor

An overview of some of the great texts of Asian philosophy and religion, along with an exploration of the contexts in which they arose.

In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts — Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entrée to ...(Read More)
 
 
The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking
The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking (September 2009)
Heidegger, Derrida, and Daoism
Steven Burik - Author

A work of and about comparative philosophy that stresses the importance of language in intercultural endeavors.

How do differences in language influence comparative philosophy? Although the Orientalism famously described by Edward Said is rare today, Steven Burik maintains that comparative philosophy often subtly privileges one tradition over another since certain conceptual schemes are so embedded in Western lang...(Read More)
 
 
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Daoist Thought
Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Daoist Thought (July 2006)
Crossing Paths In-Between
Katrin Froese - Author

This work of comparative philosophy envisions a cosmological whole that celebrates difference.

In this book, Katrin Froese juxtaposes the Daoist texts of Laozi and Zhuangzi with the thought of Nietzsche and Heidegger to argue that there is a need for rethinking the idea of a cosmological whole. By moving away from the quest for certainty, Froese suggests a way of philosophizing that does not seek to capture the w...(Read More)
 
 
The Pristine Dao
The Pristine Dao (May 2005)
Metaphysics in Early Daoist Discourse
Thomas Michael - Author

A new reading of Daoism, arguing that it originated in a particular textual tradition distinct from Confucianism and other philosophical traditions of early China.

The Laozi (Daodejing) and the Zhuangzi have long been familiar to Western readers and have served as basic sources of knowledge about early Chinese Daoism. Modern translations and studies of these works have encouraged a perception of Daoism a...(Read More)
 
 
Reinhabiting Reality
Reinhabiting Reality (February 2005)
Towards a Recovery of Culture
Freya Mathews - Author

Argues that the environmental crisis is symptomatic of much deeper crises in modern civilization.

In this sequel to For Love of Matter: A Contemporary Panpsychism, also published by SUNY Press, Freya Mathews argues that replacing the materialist premise of modern civilization with a panpsychist one transforms the entire fabric of culture in profound ways. She claims that the environmental crisis is a symptom of...(Read More)
 
 
The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters
The Teachings and Practices of the Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters (June 2004)
Stephen Eskildsen - Author

Explores the religion developed by the Quanzhen Taoists, who sought to cultivate the mind not only through seated meditation, but also throughout the daily activities of life.

Stephen Eskildsen's book offers an in-depth study of the beliefs and practices of the Quanzhen (Complete Realization) School of Taoism, the predominant school of monastic Taoism in China. The Quanzhen School was founded in the latter half of the...(Read More)
 
 
Hiding the World in the World
Hiding the World in the World (September 2003)
Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi
Scott Cook - Editor

Presents wide-ranging and up-to-date interpretations of the Zhuangzi, the Daoist classic and one of the most elusive works ever written.

A literary and philosophical masterpiece of its age, and yet one of the most puzzling and elusive texts ever written, the Zhuangzi has been continuously reinterpreted. Here the age-old hermeneutic project of reading the Zhuangzi is brought up to the present with ...(Read More)
 
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