Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory

Daoism Explained From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory Hans Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy

  • Title: Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory
  • Author: Hans-Georg Moeller
  • ISBN: 9780812695632
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hans Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting andHans Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the original wit and humor of the Chinese original, or imposed alien philosophical frameworks on them It attempts to take away the metaphysical and Christian disguises with which Daoist philosophy has been obscured by Western interpretations in the past 100 years.

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    1. I can understand now why this book has made its way to art shops in Melbourne, and why it was recommended to me by a very gifted Fine Arts student from China. There is something quite beautiful about the writings of Daoism that calm the soul and offer that essence of minimalism; that ‘less is more’, 'non-action is action' philosophy that art and writing often benefit from.In the beginning of this book Daoism Explained, Moeller does a clever job of presenting the writings of the Laozi and the [...]

    2. One of the best books on Daoism : This is truly one of the finest books on Daoism. Professor Moeller's ability to illuminate many difficult daoist concepts in a clear and concise manner is very rare. Please take the time to read excerpts from the book. The excerpt: The Wheel - An image of Dao is a brilliant examination of Chapter 11 of the Tao Te Ching. Also, the chapters "The State", and "Presence and Nonpresence" (usually translated as being and non-being) are excellent. "Daoism Explained" is [...]

    3. This is a great book on Daoism. I enjoyed Moeller's style of writing. He makes a subject that is often obtuse and shrouded in obscure metaphor clear and direct. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in Daoism or for those who have dabbled but were unable to penetrate the veil.

    4. An interesting book that seeks to place Taoism as a philosophy apart from the Western tradition. The author asserts that a number of assumptions Western scholars have regarding Taoism are based upon inaccurate early translations of key Taoist texts, including the famous "butterfly dream" parable in the Book of Zhuangzi. Moeller sketches out a new philosophical framework for Taoism and invites the reader to appraise it as a distinctively Chinese system of thought as opposed to a mere branch of ex [...]

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