The Resource Effortless action : Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor and spiritual ideal in early China, Edward Slingerland

Effortless action : Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor and spiritual ideal in early China, Edward Slingerland

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Effortless action : Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor and spiritual ideal in early China
Title
Effortless action
Title remainder
Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor and spiritual ideal in early China
Statement of responsibility
Edward Slingerland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei--literally "no doing," but better rendered as "effortless action"--In early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland's analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless ease and unself-consciousness. This concept of effortlessness, he contends, serves as a common ideal for both Daoist and Confucian thinkers. He also argues that this concept contains within itself a conceptual tension that motivates the develop
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
181/.11
Index
index present
LC call number
B126
LC item number
.S645 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Effortless action : Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor and spiritual ideal in early China, Edward Slingerland
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-345) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wu-wei as conceptual metaphor. -- At ease in virtue: Wu-wei in the Analects. -- So-of-itself: Wu-wei in the Laozi. -- New technologies of the self: Wu-wei in the "inner training" and the Mohist rejection of Wu-wei. -- Cultivating the sprouts: Wu-wei in the Mencius. -- The tenuous self: Wu-wei in the Zhuangzi. -- Straightening the warped wood: Wu-wei in the Xunzi. -- Appendix 1: The "many-Dao theory" -- Appendix 2: Textual issues concerning the Analects. -- Appendix 3: Textual issues concerning the Laozi. -- Appendix 4: Textual issues concerning the Zhuangzi
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ocn729872781
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 352 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199874576
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729872781
  • ebsco0199874573

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