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  • Do Nothingby Siroj Sorajjakool; John Cobb

    Templeton Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    "Words,"writes Chuang Tzu, "are for catching ideas; once you've caught the idea, you can forget the words." In Do Nothing , author Siroj Sorajjakool lends us some of his insightful words to help us all "catch" the provocative ideas of one of China's most important literary and philosophical giants—one who emerged... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao-Tzu; Stephen Addiss; Stanley Lombardo; Burton Watson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 8.95

    This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration... more...

  • On the Origin of Beautyby John Griffin; Satish Kumar

    World Wisdom 2011; US$ 9.99

    In the light of the looming ecological crisis facing the world today, much of the stunning beauty of the natural world is being lost forever. On the Origin of Beauty seeks to confront this crisis through a philosophical enquiry into our perception of natural beauty. Through discussions of numerous fields including the philosophy of science, environmental... more...

  • The Heavens Declareby Rodney Holder

    Templeton Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God’s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing... more...

  • Dialogues Concerning Natural Religionby David Hume; Richard H. Popkin

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 5.95

    Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay "Of Miracles" has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, which also includes "Of the Immortality of the Soul," "Of Suicide," and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction. more...

  • The Philosophy of the Daodejingby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 25.99

    Only by understanding Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is the central tenet of the philosophy that was to become Daoism, espoused by the person -- or group of people -- known as Zhuanzi (369?-286? B.C.), in the text of the same name. In order to be free,... more...

  • The Huainanziby An Liu; John S. Major; Sarah Queen; Andrew Meyer; Harold D. Roth

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 79.99

    Compiled by scholars at the court of Liu An, king of Huainan, in the second century B.C.E, The Huainanzi is a tightly organized, sophisticated articulation of Western Han philosophy and statecraft. Outlining "all that a modern monarch needs to know," the text emphasizes rigorous self-cultivation and mental discipline, brilliantly synthesizing... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Lao Tzu; Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Wiley 2012; US$ 16.95

    A luxury, keep-sake edition of an ancient Chinese scripture This ancient text, fundamental to Taoism, has become a source of inspiration and guidance for millions in modern society. It's focus on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offers an alternative to command-and-control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success –... more...

  • Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700by Jimmy Yu

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 28.99

    In this illuminating study of a vital but long overlooked aspect of Chinese religious life, Jimmy Yu reveals that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, self-inflicted violence was an essential and sanctioned part of Chinese culture. He examines a wide range of practices, including blood writing, filial body-slicing, chastity mutilations and suicides,... more...