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  • What Science Offers the Humanitiesby Edward Slingerland

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    This 2008 book examines some of the problems facing the study of culture. more...

  • Effortless Actionby Edward Slingerland

    Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 44.99

    This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei--literally "no doing," but better rendered as "effortless action"--in early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland's analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless... more...

  • Trying Not to Tryby Edward Slingerland

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.00

    A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity?an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand?and why it is so essential to our well-being   Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician... more...

  • Trying not to Tryby Edward Slingerland

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 13.29

    Why is it hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? What if, contrary to what we have long been told, spontaneity - not striving - is the answer to success? Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart... more...

  • Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 14.95

    This edition goes beyond others that largely leave readers to their own devices in understanding this cryptic work, by providing an entrée into the text that parallels the traditional Chinese way of approaching it: alongside Slingerland's exquisite rendering of the work are his translations of a selection of classic Chinese commentaries that shed... more...

  • Essential Analectsby Confucius; Edward Slingerland

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 8.95

    The Essential Analects offers a representative selection from Edward Slingerland's acclaimed translation of the full work, including passages covering all major themes. An appendix of selected traditional commentaries keyed to each passage provides access to the text and to its reception and interpretation. Also included are a glossary of terms... more...

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