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  • Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophyby Bryan van Norden

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    This 2007 book examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism as a version of consequentialism. more...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...

  • Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophyby Antonia LoLordo

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    A comprehensive treatment of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. more...

  • An Introduction to Daoist Thoughtby Eske Møllgaard

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This is the first work available in English which addresses Zhuangzi?s thought as a whole. It presents an interpretation of the Zhuangzi, a book in thirty-three chapters that is the most important collection of Daoist texts in early China. The author introduces a complex reading that shows the unity of Zhuangzi?s thought, in particular in his views... more...

  • Explorations in Daoismby Ho Peng Yoke

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts concerning ritual, alchemical and meditation practices within Daoist religion. Many of these texts are undated and anonymous, so dating them is essential for a clear understanding of the development of Chinese alchemy, and the place of these texts in history. Ho Peng Yoke's... more...

  • Taoismby Hsiao-Lan Hu; William Allen

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life promoting the "Tao" as a force that flows through all sentient beings. When the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible. more...

  • Confucianismby Rodney Taylor

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    The volumes in the new series Religions of the World surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects--including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world,... more...

  • Qigong der Wudang-Möncheby Yürgen Oster

    Springer Vienna 2008; US$ 39.99

    In der Mitte Chinas liegt das Wudang-Gebirge. Hier hat das spezielle Qigong der Sanfeng-Daoisten seine Wurzeln, dessen Leitsatz "Seiner Natur folgen ? zurückkehren zum Ursprung" dem großen Meister Huo Long (um 1200) zugeschrieben wird. Ziel der Übung ist es, verbrauchtes, Krankheit verursachendes Qi aus dem Körper abzugeben und frisches, verjüngendes... more...

  • Daodejingby Laozi; Edmund Ryden; Benjamin Penny

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. - ;'Of... more...

  • Natural Theologyby William Paley; Matthew D. Eddy; David Knight

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition reprints the original text of 1802, and sets the book in the context of the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates of the nineteenth century. - ;'The consciousness of knowing little, need... more...