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Skill and mastery : philosophical stories from the Zhuangzi

Author: Karyn Lai; Wai Wai Chiu
Publisher: London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019.
Series: East Asian comparative ethics, politics and philosophy of law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This valuable collection of illuminating analysis of skill stories from the Zhuangzi, a 4th century BCE Daoist text opens up new lines of inquiry in comparative East-West philosophical debates on skill, cultivation and mastery, as well as cross-disciplinary debates in psychology, cognitive science and philosophy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1091370406
Named Person: Zhuangzi.; Zhuangzi.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karyn Lai; Wai Wai Chiu
ISBN: 9781786609144 1786609142
OCLC Number: 1105632500
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Contents; Introduction; Part I: Reflections on Skill; 1 Skilful Performances and the Zhuangzi's Lessons on Orientation; 2 Skill and Nourishing Life; 3 Skill and Emotions in the Zhuangzi; 4 Zhuangzi's Politics from the Perspective of Skill; 5 Elusive Masters, Powerless Teachers, and Dumb Sages; 6 Skill and Embodied Engagement; 7 The Unskilled Zhuangzi; Part II: The Stories; 8 Butcher Ding; 9 Wheelwright Bian; 10 The Cicada Catcher; 11 The Ferryman; 12 The Unresponsive Fighting Cocks; 13 The Swimmer; 14 Woodworker Qing; 15 The Naked Scribe; 16 The Forger; Index; About the Contributors
Series Title: East Asian comparative ethics, politics and philosophy of law.
Responsibility: edited by Karyn Lai and Wai Wai Chiu.

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