The Resource The Penumbra unbound : the neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang, Brook Ziporyn

The Penumbra unbound : the neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang, Brook Ziporyn

Label
The Penumbra unbound : the neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang
Title
The Penumbra unbound
Title remainder
the neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang
Statement of responsibility
Brook Ziporyn
Title variation
Neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Penumbra Unbound is the first English language book-length study of the Neo-Taoist thinker Guo Xiang (d. 312 C.E.), commentator on the classic Taoist text, the Zhuangzi. The author explores Guo's philosophy of freedom and spontaneity, explains its coherence and importance, and shows its influence on later Chinese philosophy, particularly Chan Buddhism. The implications of his thought on freedom versus determinism are also considered in comparison to several positions advanced in the history of Western philosophy, notably those of Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte, and Hegel. Guo's thought reinterprets the classical pronouncements about the Tao so that it in no way signifies any kind of metaphysical absolute underlying appearances, but rather means literally "nothing." This absence of anything beyond appearances is the first premise in Guo's development of a theory of radical freedom, one in which all phenomenal things are "self-so," creating and transforming themselves without depending on any justification beyond their own temporary being." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
181/.114
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1920
LC item number
.Z46 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
Label
The Penumbra unbound : the neo-Taoist philosophy of Guo Xiang, Brook Ziporyn
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-182) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
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
  • Unity of activity and nonactivity
  • Guo Xiang's use of the term Xing: the inherency of change and the confluence of chance, freedom, and necessity in the notion of the self-so
  • Comparative notes on freedom and determinism
  • Classical Chinese philosophical background
  • Overview of Guo Xiang's philosophical project
  • Problem of spontaneity and morality in earlier Xuanxue
  • Guo's solution: the image of traces
  • Dangers of traces
  • Interactivity without traces: "vanishing (into) things"
  • Unification of independence and interdependence
  • Lone-transformation
Control code
ocm55140742
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780791456620
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27351853
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55140742
  • pebcs0791456617

Library Locations

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