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Dao De Jing

By Lao Zi
Narrated by Ray Childs / 1 hour 26 minutes

The Dao De Jing exists on the border between poetry and philosophy, embracing both mythos and logos. Its poetic form can stand alone, but it is enriched when its timeless ideas are analyzed and explained through careful scholarship. For example: He who knows others is knowledgeable. He who knows himself is wise. These words resemble Socrates' account of his own quest in Plato's Apology.

Ancient philosophy, both in China and in Greece, places self-knowledge at the center of the search for wisdom. Contemporary philosophers are often misled about this way of thinking, because the self has been detached from external things and separated from nature and society. The wisdom of China and of Europe unites human existence and nature.

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Author
Narrator Ray Childs
ISBN 9781518934292
Length 1 hour 26 minutes
Language English
Publisher AB Publishing
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #160,580 Overall
Genre rank #5,304 in Science