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Convergence with nature : a Daoist perspective

Author: David E Cooper
Publisher: Dartington Hall, Totnes : Green Books, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Cooper
ISBN: 9780857840981 0857840983
OCLC Number: 861529841
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 Orientation Nature writing Some modern moods Philosophy's roles 2 Why Daoism? Nature and people in Chinese art In a Daoist key Daoist moods 3 Religion, technology, estrangement Theology and `the ecological crisis' A philosopher's hut Daoism, technology and estrangement `Letting-be' 4 Estrangement, environmentalism and `otherness' Rhetoric and reality Nature's `otherness' 5 Nature in Daoism `Nature': some connected senses Nature as educator Nature and virtue 6 On the Way (1): dao, world and unity Dao, God, nature and nothing Dao, experience and world Self, world and the unity of things 7 On the Way (2): de, virtues and sages De and the myriad things `Profound de' and human virtues The Daoist sage 8 Mindfulness of nature Mindfulness, disinterestedness and impartiality Mirroring nature and `dirty glass' Science and reverie 9 Nature, feeling and appreciation Sober joy Opposing moods Enjoying natural beauty 10 Engaging with nature Activity, engagement, intervention Being outdoors Engagement, environment and convergence `The Daoist body' 11 Wilderness, wildness, wildlife The wild Wildlife and hunting Guns, cameras, companions 12 Intervening in nature Industry and technology Agriculture The Daoist garden 13 Intervening for nature? Activism and virtue Environmentalism and wu wei Daoism and quietism NotesReading
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