Disputers of the Tao

Disputers of the Tao : Philosophical Argument in Ancient China

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Describes the classical age of Chinese philosophy (500-200 B.C.) that coincides with the final decline of the Chou empire and the period of 'warring states' (403-221 B.C.), an exceptional era in Chinese history when there was no central authority which could claim to rule the entire civilized world. In the absence of a single unified state power enforcing conformity, there blossomed a hundred schools of thought. Philosophical argument and rational debate flourished in China as never before or since.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 703.06g
  • Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 0812690885
  • 9780812690880
  • 288,097