Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi (Hardcover)

Hiding the World in the World: Uneven Discourses on the Zhuangzi By Scott Cook (Editor) Cover Image
By Scott Cook (Editor)
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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.

About the Author

Scott Cook is Associate Professor of Chinese at Grinnell College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780791458655
ISBN-10: 0791458652
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: September 25th, 2003
Pages: 327
Language: English
Series: SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Hardcover)