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China’s two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over two thousand years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world’s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robyn Blaber | 11/29/2013

    " This is part of a large series of audio books that I'm reading to see if they will fill in any blanks that I have about various aspects of philosophical history and the various kinds of thinking. The book didn't let me down as I learned a few new things in every chapter. "

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    " This book serves as a great accompaniement to "A Short History of Chinese Philosophy" by further condensing the key movements in the Chinese philosophical tradition. "

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About the Author

Crispin Gallegher Sartwell is an American philosophy professor, journalist, and the author of several books. He received a BA from the University of Maryland, MA from Johns Hopkins University, and PhD from the University of Virginia. Currently a member of the faculty of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, he lives in rural Pennsylvania.