Disputers of the Tao: philosophical argument in ancient China. Front Cover. Angus Charles Graham. Open Court, – Philosophy – pages. A Review of Disputers of the Tao: Philosophic Argument in Ancient. China. By A. C. Graham. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing. Co., Pp. Ruminations on the Tao and Its Disputers. When Angus Graham and I met in Kyoto toward the end of , we quickly agreed that the Mohist optical canons.

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It is comprehensive, lucid, almost simple in its presentation, yet backed up with incomparable authority amid a well-honed discretion that unerringly picks out the core of any theme.

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Find it on Scholar. On page 84 of my Open Court paperback issue, Mr. My major criticism of this book is that the editing could have been a lot tighter: By employing a conceptual framework that is located in, but not dependent on, chronological time, Graham offers an interpretation of classical Chinese thought that emphasizes the evolving nature of philosophical issues.

It is the rare kind of book that will be used as a standard text in introductory courses and be regularly consulted and cited by specialists working in the field. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Having constant desire accords with a view off the surface. There are 40 dedicated to the Chuang Tzu, and the last half of the book has little to say about Tao.


One point of interest in this book is that Mr. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Showing of 4 reviews. Garlanded with tributes even before publication, it has redrawn the map of its subject and will be the one essential guide for any future exploration. Graham — is considered by many to have been the leading world authority on Chinese thought, grammar, and textual criticism and the greatest translator of Chinese since Waley.

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It is comprehensive, lucid, almost simple in its presentation, yet backed up with incomparable authority amid a well-honed discretion that unerringly picks out the core of any theme.

For that particular word, I never did track down the Chinese, so I don’t really know what it is. It is therefore very frustrating to find Lightman concluding that the credibility and popularization of agnosticism did not survive the destruction of the Victorian age by the new physics and by the revolt against positivism.

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He was a Fellow of the British Academy. Words may be used to communicate, but the definiteness of our words AND sense perceptions, define our own reality so closely that we devalue reality beyond ourselves.

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The chapter on “The Cosmologists” has a thought-provoking response to the oft-debated question of why, after such a promising, world-leading start in science, the Chinese fell behind the West in later centuries of the Common Era.

No categories specified categorize this paper. Graham’s “Disputers of the Tao” is an excellent introduction to pre-Qin philosophical argumentation. The Confucians were the professional teachers, the upholders of ancient tradition, whereas the others–Mohists, Yangists, Shen-nung utopiansand Sophists–were the ones who ttao competing views.

Graham’s Disputers of the Tao is it. Let me take issue with what I regard as an important point made within this informative, well researched book.

gao Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In unity we speak to its abstruseness; Dark, it is in turn dark, All essence its gateway.