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Philosophers of the Warring States

A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy

Kurtis Hagen (Translated with commentary by) Steve Coutinho (Translated with commentary by)

ISBN: 9781554810673

Publication Date: Dec 2018

Format: Paperback

An anthology of new translations of essential readings from the classical texts of early Chinese philosophy. It includes the Analects of Confucius, Meng Zi (Mencius), Xun Zi, Mo Zi, Lao Zi (Dao De Jing), Zhuang Zi, and Han Fei Zi, as well as short chapters on the Da Xue and the Zhong Yong.
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Philosophers of the Warring States is an anthology of new translations of essential readings from the classical texts of early Chinese philosophy. It includes the Analects of Confucius, Meng Zi (Mencius), Xun Zi, Mo Zi, Lao Zi (Dao De Jing), Zhuang Zi, and Han Fei Zi, as well as short chapters on the Da Xue and the Zhong Yong. Pedagogically organized, it offers philosophically sophisticated annotations and commentaries as well as an extensive glossary explaining key philosophical concepts in detail. The translations are designed to be accurate yet accessible, with the goal of opening up these complex but difficult texts to modern readers without prior training in Chinese thought.
Pages 400
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2018
Publisher Broadview Press
Subject/s Oriental & Indian philosophy  
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Key Terms
  • Ru Jia: The School of Ru (Confucianism)
  • 1. The Da Xue (Expansive Learning)
  • 2. The Analects of Confucius
  • 3. The Meng Zi (The Mencius)
  • 4. The Xun Zi
  • 5. The Zhong Yong (Excellence in the Ordinary)
  • Mo Jia: The School of Mo (Mohism)
  • 6. The Mo Zi
  • Dao Jia: The School of Dao (Daoism)
  • 7. The Lao Zi
  • 8. The Zhuang Zi: Zhuangzian Philosophy
  • 9. The Zhuang Zi: Two Strands of Daoist Thought from the Outer Chapters
  • Fa Jia: The School of Law (Legalism)
  • 10. The Han Fei Zi
  • Bibliography
Kurtis Hagen is former Chair of the Philosophy Department at SUNY Plattsburgh and author of The Philosophy of Xunzi: A Reconstruction.

Steve Coutinho is Department Head and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Muhlenberg College and author of Zhuangzi and Early Chinese Philosophy and An Introduction to Daoist Philosophies.

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