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Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy Audiobook

Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

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China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over 2,000 years.

The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

© and (P)1996 by Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products

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    David Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom 13/06/2014
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    "A decent enough overview."

    Gives the basic ideas, but nothing I've not read before in basic introductory guides. Comical and unnecessary Chinese accents for the quotes. Not bad for a less than 3 hour introduction, but not mind blowing!

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    Ka-Wai 13/06/2012
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    "the pronounciation spoils the otherwise fantastic"

    comprehensive, learned and accesssible - but dreadful pronounciation of the chinese names! i guess lynn redgrave is trying to fake a chinese accent, which he is quite successful at, but his pronounciation of the chinese names betrays his non-chinese origin, hence we are left with a narrator who speaks neither proper chinese nor proper english. a real shame given that the script is actually very good

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  • Heny
    Homebush, Australia
    12/09/10
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    "Dont like the reader"

    The content is interesting but boy the readers are annoying. It kept changing readers in between and two of the reader have strong chinese accent. For audio book purpose, it is very hard to understand the accent unless you concentrate very hard.

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  • Juan Calixto
    10/03/15
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    "Easy introduction to chines philosophy"

    Grate book, easy narrative for such a complex topic, very well explained, absolutely recommended for all the people interested in east philosophy and even martial arts

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