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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Philosophy and Rhetoric 26 2: In unity we speak to its abstruseness; Dark, it is in turn dark, All essence its gateway. Common Origin and Dixputers Divergence.

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It’s a fine book. Contact Contact Us Help. Showing of 4 reviews. It represents a dark red color, the symbolic color of heaven. And although current information puts Mr. Graham’s “Disputers of the Tao” is an excellent introduction to pre-Qin philosophical argumentation.

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Philosophical Argument in Ancient China. Disputers of the Tao: Using selections from the technical Mohist texts, Graham analyzes the later Mohists’ utilitarian moral position and shows how it fit into their categorization of knowledge. Otherwise, this is a wonderful book. 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.

Graham’s Disputers of the Tao is it. But the topic isn’t mystical; the topic is infinity. 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. 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.

No categories specified categorize this paper. 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. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. To suggest that the cult of science was doomed to be overwhelmed by a world war is convenient, but hardly helpful.

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Disputers of the Tao: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China

Account Options Sign in. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Goldin – – In R. This happens everyday, and with peoples that differ either in perspective or place on the globe, the conflicts caused by our misperceptions are enormous while they defend their views in the exact same way as we do.

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Selected pages Title Page. Heaven Parts from Man,” Graham looks at the varied responses to emerging philosophical problems. Don’t have a Kindle?