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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern American Life

Sam Crane (Original Author)

ISBN: 978-0-470-67477-2

Oct 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

216 pages

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$90.95

Description


This highly original work introduces the ideas and arguments of the ancient Chinese philosophies of Confucianism and Daoism to some of the most intractable social issues of modern American life, including abortion, gay marriage, and assisted suicide.
  • Introduces the precepts of ancient Chinese philosophers to issues they could not have anticipated
  • Relates Daoist and Confucian ideas to problems across the arc of modern human life, from birth to death
  • Provides general readers with a fascinating introduction to Chinese philosophy, and its continued relevance
  • Offers a fresh perspective on highly controversial American debates, including abortion, stem cell research, and assisted suicide
Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Key Concepts of Confucianism and Daoism 13

2 Birth 37

3 Childhood 65

4 Work 93

5 Marriage and Family 109

6 Public and Political Life 133

7 End of Life 169

Index 195