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By Jung H. Lee

The moral Foundations of Early Daoism: Zhuangzi's distinctive ethical imaginative and prescient presents a finished learn of the normative dimensions of early Daoism usually and the vintage textual content Zhuangzi particularly. Lee argues that our inclination to view Daoism as an amoral culture stems from Orientalist assumptions approximately Daoism in addition to our got assumptions concerning the nature of morality. via enlarging the scope of morality, Lee means that early Daoist texts just like the Zhuangzi might be learn as works of ethical philosophy that talk to particularly ethical issues in ethics, executive, and society. Lee casts the ethical valuable of the Zhuangzi as an ethics of attunement to the way in which and develops this thesis within the context of friendship, executive, dying, and human flourishing.

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