Tao Te Ching

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Author: Lao-Tzu

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846352

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters and a glossary commenting on the pronunciation and meaning of each Chinese character displayed. This greatly enhances the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the different ways it can be translated into English.

The Daodejing of Laozi

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Author: Laozi,Philip J. Ivanhoe

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872207011

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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A Daoist classic that has had a profound influence on Chinese thought, the Laozi or Daodejing, evolved into its present form sometime around the third century BCE and continues to enjoy great popularity throughout East Asia and beyond. Philip J Ivanhoe's lucid and philosophically-minded interpretation and commentary offer fresh insights into this classic work. In the substantial introduction and numerous notes, Ivanhoe draws attention to the issues at play in the text, often relating them to contemporary philosophical discussions and directing the reader to related passages within the Daodejing and to other works of the period. The Language Appendix, unique to this edition, offers eight translations of the opening passage by well-known and influential scholars and explains, line-by-line, how each might have reached his particular interpretation.

Oriental Philosophy

A Westerner's Guide to Eastern Thought

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Author: Stuart Cornelius Hackett

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299077945

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This insightful explication of oriental philosophy meets a long felt need for a critical introduction to four systems of eastern thought--Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism--presented in familiar western terms. Students of comparative religion, eastern philosophy and civilization, and the philosophy of religion who have been trained in traditional western modes of thought often find the intuitive and aphorisic quality of eastern writing a major stumbling block to understanding. This is eastern philosophy presented to westerners by a westerner, a practical and understandable guide for students and for others who wish to expand their understanding in this important area.

Die Kunst des Krieges

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Author: Sunzi

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426422085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

The Poetry of Rilke

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Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9780374532710

Category: Poetry

Page: 720

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For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, "Rilke's best contemporary translator" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilke—the single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in English—is the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheus and the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilke spans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hours to the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilke will stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

The Good Life

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Author: Charles B. Guignon

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872204386

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

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Organized around such themes as harmony with one's self and with the world, religious ways of life, the use of reason, self-exploration, self-realization, and social involvement, the selections in this anthology, edited and introduced by Charles Guignon, explore traditional and recent philosophical thought on the topic of human flourishing.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy

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Author: Bryan W. Van Norden

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603846158

Category:

Page: 289

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This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly. --Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University --- A substantial and highly accessible introduction to the indigenous philosophies of China. Van Norden shares his clear distillations of classical Chinese philosophies using conceptual frameworks many will find familiar. This reader-friendly book sets the historical and cultural contexts for the philosophies discussed, and includes appendices, study questions, and imaginative scenarios, which aid us in appreciating some of the most important philosophy ever developed. --Ann Pirruccello, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego --- This lucid introduction to early Chinese thought offers historical, textual and conceptual analyses of the schools of Classical Chinese philosophy, illuminating their basic themes, theories, and arguments and providing readers with an intellectual bridge between Chinese and Western thought. Introductory texts such as this are especially needed today, as the study of philosophy faces the challenges of globalization and the urgent need for dialogue among different philosophical traditions. --- An ideal text for introductory courses, this book will also inspire graduate students, scholars and experts in philosophy in general, and Chinese Philosophy in particular, with its theoretical insights and comparative methodology. --Vincent Shen, Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Departments of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Public Services and Financial Austerity

Getting Out of the Hole?

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Author: Roger Latham,Malcolm Prowle

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230296505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

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As countries across the Western world struggle to deal with the financial stability of their public services, there is no doubt that the current crisis affecting the public sector is not only the worst post-war, but perhaps the worst in the last hundred years. The current thinking about the economy and the public sector has not only contributed to the financial difficulties but may even have created some of the problems in the first place. As public sector reforms try to find a solution to the crisis, it seems unlikely that continuing with the same approach will provide a solution to the issue of public debt that will be politically or socially acceptable. This book argues that current policies may have some measure of success, but it may be "at a price we cannot afford". It proposes a radical alternative based upon a sound understanding of how organisations and the economy work and discusses practical ways it could be implemented. It also explores the threats, as well as the opportunities, that such an approach will face.

Travelling Magically

How to Turn Your Journey Into a Life-Changing Experience

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Author: Rima A. Morrell

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 508

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The first ever travel book showing you how to travel using your intuition - your best ever travel guide. You don't need money to experience the wonder of the world, only time. Even a free afternoon is enough to propel you along the silver path of your intuition. However long you go for, you will be shown how to prepare, enjoy your destination and integrate your experiences when you return. Your magical journey does not exist in isolation. It can provide more than memories -like what you truly want to do in your life. Dr. Morrell provides examples of people who used their journey to change their life - and details of how you can follow them. Dr Morrell identifies five principles for external and internal exploration. There are special sections for gappers, career-breakers, seniors, the differently abled and those travelling with children or animals - as well as tips on deciding how and when to go and how to use your trip to beat the credit crunch. It includes a comprehensive resources section with green and money-saving tips, recommended books and websites. Travelling Magically is a wonderful guide to improving your journey, as well as alchemising your life into a truer, brighter one.

Eintausend Namen für Freude

Leben in Harmonie mit dem Tao

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Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364110632X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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Zusammen mit dem Taoismus-Experten Stephen Mitchell erläutert Byron Katie das Tao Te King des chinesischen Weisen Lao Tse. Die oft als schwierig und verrätselt empfundenen Worte werden so erfrischend, lebendig und anekdotenreich behandelt, dass die klassische Weisheit ganz aktuell und anschaulich wird. Die geistige Verwandtschaft mit Prinzipien der genialen Fragetechnik „the Work“ wird hier ganz offenbar: Lao Tses Prinzip des „Wu Wei“ (Nicht-tun, Geschehen-lassen) stimmt in verblüffender Weise mit Byron Katies Aufforderung zu „Lieben was ist“ überein.