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Bibliographies for each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures periods texts and terms in Chinese though. Works in this edition include Analects Mozi Mengzi Daodejing the full text Zhuangzi Xunzi Han Feizi White Horse and Robber Zhi A great introduction to a lot of different modes of thought I m continually struck by the parallels between the dialectic amongst this group and that which I am familiar with in Western philosophy

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Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi Confucius Mengzi Mencius Zhuangzi Chuang Tzu and Xunzi Hsun. I left the book with an understanding of Yi and Li The historic roles of individuals in a Confucius system and why Confucianism was so relevant when it was at its height A former philosophy professor told me that it has some of the most accurate translations from the Analects Further the text doe a nice job at showing how certain movements and schools of thought were highly reactive like Taoism This is a highly academic text I found myself struggle at times to push through In part because this book pushes primary sources and works to give exposure to classical thinking There were moments when I found the text a bit too dry and academic

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Tzu; two new works the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to and selective. It s a pretty good primer on the basics of Kongzi Mengzi Zhuangzi Xunzi Laozi and Han Feizi Some of the readings are a bit dense but that s to be expected The editor is very good and the intros to each section provide good overviews of the life and beliefs of each philosophers plus pretty detailed footnotes I read this for class and probably would not have picked it up otherwise but if you want a refresher or introduction to these philosophers I think it s a good selection of works


10 thoughts on “Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy

  1. says:

    I left the book with an understanding of Yi and Li The historic roles of individuals in a Confucius system and why Confucianism was so relevant when it was at its height A former philosophy professor told me tha

  2. says:

    What a lovely compilation Yes it's incomplete but do you really want to read those seven books completely? There were all the important passages those you may came across in your life those mostly cited And books are served in appropriate length 'Cause even thought Daodejing is beatyful boook I can't imagine reading whole book it'

  3. says:

    This was a great collection of books by the most prominent Chinese philosophers It was nice having the whole collection in one book it made it easier to compare and contrast the different schools of thought Some

  4. says:

    Good selection of readings from many of the main thinkers Although Laozi Zhuangzi are the most fun mystical I somehow orient to Xunzi because he seems to have the most balance from the excerpts provided Han Feizi is a glorious asshole

  5. says:

    Nice clear translation of a number of Chinese philosophers Kongzi Mengzi Xunzi etc The general introductions for each philosopher were also very good and helped to frame the philosophers' texts in the periods in which they l

  6. says:

    It's a pretty good primer on the basics of Kongzi Mengzi Zhuangzi Xunzi Laozi and Han Feizi Some of the readings are a bit dense but that's to be expected The editor is very good and the intros to each section provide good overviews of the life and beliefs of each philosophers plus pretty detailed footnotes I read this for class and probably would not have picked it up otherwise but if you want a refresher or introductio

  7. says:

    I'm not a specialist in Chinese philosophy but I've been developing a teaching competency and I'm now regularly teaching a lower level Asian philosophy course that includes a unit on classical Chinese philosophy This is a helpful book for beginners with mostly accessible readable translations Sometimes I wonder if maybe longer and r

  8. says:

    Just reading this book will make you a better person Nobody spends the time to think about what it is to be right virtuous or just any

  9. says:

    Works in this edition include Analects Mozi Mengzi Daodejing the full text Zhuangzi Xunzi Han Feizi White Horse and Robber Zhi A great introduction to a lot of different modes of thought I'm continually struck by the parallels between

  10. says:

    Awesome collection of Chinese philosophy Read it in undergrad then stupidly took it home to NM; bought another copy for grad school and still pi

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