Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy & Culture) (Suny Series, Chinese Philosophy & Culture) Paperback – April 11, 1996
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Paul Kjellberg is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Whittier College.
Philip J. Ivanhoe is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Stanford University. He has also written Confucian Moral Self-Cultivation and Ethics in the Confucian Tradition: The Thought of Mencius and Wang Yang-ming.
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
This collection of essays represents a variety of approaches and perspectives. Some papers compare Zhuangzi to other philosophers (including Plato, Sextus Empiricus, Nagarjuna, and Derrida); several discuss Zhuangzi's views on language and skillful activity; and most take stands on previous debates (e.g., is Zhuangzi a mystic, skeptic, or relativist)? At the end of the volume there is an extensive bibliography of works about Zhuangzi.
I have used this text with talented undergraduates, who have found the essays readable and informative. Specialists like myself will also find much of value.
The only comparable collection is Victor Mair's Experimental Essays on Chuang-tzu, which includes important papers by A.C. Graham, Chad Hansen, and Lee Yearley. (The Kjellberg/Ivanhoe volume includes a new essay by Yearley, and a critique of Hansen's earlier work.)