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Dao and Time: Classical Philosophy

ByLivia Kohn

Time plays a major role in classical Daoist thought, explored through different lenses in this powerful volume that brings together both established and rising scholars in the field. It discusses cosmic, seasonal, human, and mystical dimensions of time, linking Daoists to ancient astrologers, exploring universal origins (based on excavated manuscripts), examining issues of permanence and transience, and questioning notions of self and personal identity in a temporal light. Beyond this, the book also looks at classical Daoist visions of matching human activities to seasonal cycles, notions of timeliness in connection with ethical issues, ways of overcoming temporal limitations through self-cultivation, and concepts of vital energy as expressed in art and music. The book is full of fascinating and stimulating contributions, opening new horizons in our understanding both of classical Chinese thought and dimensions of time.

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Publication Date
Jan 21, 2021
Language
English
Category
Social Science
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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Edited by: Livia Kohn

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