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Genuine pretending : on the philosophy of the Zhuangzi

Author: Hans-Georg Moeller; Paul J D'Ambrosio
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genuine Pretending is an innovative and comprehensive new reading of the Zhuangzi that highlights the critical and therapeutic functions of satire and humor. Hans-Georg Moeller and Paul J. D'Ambrosio show how this Daoist classic, contrary to contemporary philosophical readings, distances itself from the pursuit of authenticity and subverts the dominant Confucianism of its time through satirical allegories and  Read more...
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Named Person: Zhuangzi.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Georg Moeller; Paul J D'Ambrosio
ISBN: 9780231183987 0231183984 9780231183994 0231183992
OCLC Number: 987738297
Description: x, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword by Chen GuyingPrefaceIntroduction: A Joker in the Fold1. Sincerity, Authenticity, and Ancient Chinese Philosophy2. The Confucian Regime of Sincerity3. Philosophical Humor and Incongruity in the Zhuangzi4. Smooth Operators: The Arts of Genuine PretendingConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex
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[The book's] scholarship is first rate and the contribution original and timely. The authors offer genuinely illuminating and original readings of many of the widely discussed parts of the Zhuangzi. Read more...

 
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