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  • Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller; Laozi; Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2015; US$ 22.00

    This translation presents Daoism?s basic text in highly readable contemporary English. Incorporating the latest scholarship in the field (including the most recent discoveries of ancient manuscripts in the 1970s and '90s), the book explains Daodejing 's often cryptic verses in a clear and concise way. The introduction interprets the Daodejing 's... more...

  • Luhmann Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2011; US$ 39.00

    What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained... more...

  • Daoism Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2011; US$ 24.00

    Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with At the Center of the Circle: it is both a fascinating introduction to 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, At the Center of the Circle offers a comprehensive presentation... more...

  • The Radical Luhmannby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    In The Radical Luhmann, Hans-Georg Moeller focuses on Luhmann's paradigm shift from philosophy to theory, which introduced new perspectives on the contemporary world. Boldly breaking with the heritage of Western thought, Luhmann denied the central role of humans in social theory, particularly the possibility of autonomous agency. In this way, after... more...

  • The Philosophy of the Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    For centuries, the ancient Chinese philosophical text the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) has fascinated and frustrated its readers. While it offers a wealth of rich philosophical insights concerning the cultivation of one's body and attaining one's proper place within nature and the cosmos, its teachings and structure can be enigmatic and obscure. ... more...

  • The Moral Foolby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    Justice, equality, and righteousness& mdash;these are some of our greatest moral convictions. Yet in times of social conflict, morals can become rigid, making religious war, ethnic cleansing, and political purges possible. Morality, therefore, can be viewed as pathology-a rhetorical, psychological, and social tool that is used and abused as a weapon.... more...

  • Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophiesby GŁnter Wohlfart; Hans-Georg Moeller

    Verlag Karl Alber 2014; US$ 43.74

    This anthology looks at laughter through intercultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humoristic aspects of East-Asian philosophies such as Daoism and Zen Buddhism as well as on the use of irony and wit by Western authors ranging from ancient Greece to contemporary Newfoundland. more...

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