The Daodejing of Laozi

by Laozi, Philip J. Ivanhoe

Series: Hackett Classics

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  • 1603846387
  • 9780872207011
  • 9781603846387
  • 9781603846578
  • 9781603846400

Philip J. Ivanhoe's richly annotated translation of this classic work is accompanied by his engaging interpretation and commentary, a lucid introduction, and a Language Appendix that compares eight classic translations of the opening passage of the work and invites the reader to consider the principles upon which each was rendered.


  • Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; August 2003
  • ISBN: 9781603846387
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  • Title: The Daodejing of Laozi
  • Series: Hackett Classics
  • Author: Laozi; Philip J. Ivanhoe (trans.)
  • Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603846387
  • 9780872207011
  • 9781603846387
  • 9781603846578
  • 9781603846400

In The Press

Why another translation of the Daodejing? Ivanhoe manages, unlike some scholarly translators, to respect the intellectual, social, philosophic, historic, and spiritual integrity of the text and to put the text into a readable, insightful, and elegant English rendering of the most famous of the early Daoist classics. --John Berthrong, Boston University School of Theology


About The Author

Philip J. Ivanhoe is Reader-Professor of Philosophy, City University of Hong Kong.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1603846387
  • 9780872207011
  • 9781603846387
  • 9781603846578
  • 9781603846400