Hiding the World in the World

Hiding the World in the World : Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi

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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 new essays addressing an array of interrelated topics from a variety of perspectives. These include how the work stands in relation to such issues as mystical experience, "skeptical" and "relativist" attitudes, individual value, ethical orientation, folk psychologies and popular beliefs, and rhetorical logic and structure. By providing ten "uneven" perspectives on such matters, this volume contributes to the ongoing discourse on Zhuangzi's philosophy by placing it within our present interpretive context and pushing that context to new limits.
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  • Hardback | 327 pages
  • 156.5 x 234.7 x 22.9mm | 535.25g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English, Chinese
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791458652
  • 9780791458655

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"Scott Cook has done an excellent job of putting together a first-rate anthology of current research on the Zhuangzi. This is a scholarly collection that is also enjoyable and entertaining to read. It contains insights that, I would hope, will inspire new directions of research in the study of Zhuangzi's philosophy."
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About Scott Bradley. Cook

Scott Cook is Associate Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College.
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