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Tao Te Ching

Wilkinson, Robert (1997). Tao Te Ching. Wordsworth, Ware.

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Abstract

Dating from around 300BC, Tao Te Ching is the first great classic of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. Within its pages is summed up a complete view of the cosmos and how human beings should respond to it. A profound mystical insight into the nature of things forms the basis for a humane morality and vision of political utopia. The ideas in this work constitute one of the main shaping forces behind Chinese spirituality, art and science, so much so that no understanding of Chinese civilisation is possible without a grasp of Taoism. This edition presents the authoritative translation by Arthur Waley, with a new Introduction reflecting recent developments in the interpretation of the work.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 1997 Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1997 Robert Wilkinson (Introduction only)
ISBN: 1-85326-471-7, 978-1-85326-471-9
Keywords: Taoism
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
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Item ID: 22083
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 09:33
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 16:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/22083
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