This is a deeply weird book. And I'm not sure I'm in a position to offer a very good review. In part, the book covers the history of Taoism.
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Existentialism Is Not… Existentialism, broadly defined, is a set of philosophical systems concerned with free willchoice, and personal responsibility. Because we make choices based on our experiences, beliefs, and biases, those choices are unique to us — and made without an objective form of truth.
Free will requires an individual, and existentialists recognize that individuality is a complex concept.
Existentialists reject the notion that all humans, or even most humans, will be individuals. The individualism of existentialism means that any attempt to craft a system of existential philosophy or existential ethics runs counter to its core nature.
It is not a philosophy of universal truths, yet at the same time the existentialists considered the human condition of alienation to be universal.
The major thinkers associated with existentialism appear to agree on little, except for their emphasis on individualism.
This intense focus on the individual is not expressed uniformly.
Certainly, existentialism is not a school of thought nor reducible to any set of tenets. The three writers who appear invariably on every list of existentialists — JaspersHeideggerand Sartre — are not in agreement on essentials. By the time we consider adding Rilke, Kafkaand Camusit becomes plain that one essential feature shared by all these men is their perfervid individualism.
From Dostoevsky to Sartre ; Walter Kaufmann, p.
It might be admirable in the face of the Industrial Revolution and Information Age to resist dehumanization, but it can also lead to a perverse focus on the singular, isolated one who must still live among others.
It is commonly acknowledged that existentialism is a philosophy about the concrete individual. This is both its glory and its shame.
A Very Short Introduction ; Flynn, preface p. The quandry of being both an isolated one and part of the larger many contributes to the alienation that is prominant in many existential works. On the contrary, it is usual for them to contrast precisely how the individual is separated from the mass and is obliged to separate him— or herself from it.
A Guide for the Perplexed ; Earnshaw, p. Existentialism is as it is because the thinkers involved in it perceive that there is not only a problem with philosophy itself, but there are also problems with psychology and with the aims of science.
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In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung.
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One of the ways that ISOC does this is through financial and legal support of the other "I" groups described here, particularly the IETF. Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life by Ming-Dao Deng In this beautifully illustrated offering of ancient wisdom, Deng Ming-Dao shares the secrets of the spiritual path handed down to him by Kwan Saihung, his Taoist master, as well as by herbalists, martial artists, and other practitioners of the ancient arts.
Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life by Ming-Dao Deng and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at alphabetnyc.com On paper, the Tao of Confucianism is quite a bit different than the Tao of Taoism. A Confucian embraces order while a Taoist will dance to chaos.
The Tao that a Confucian teaches is a rigid logical complex system of behavior. The Tao of Taoism is freedom to embrace all the whimsy of life.