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  • Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory

  • Ideas Explained, Book 1
  • By: Hans-Georg Moeller
  • Narrated by: Simon Barber
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with Daoism Explained. It is both a fascinating introduction on Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy. This book will take the place of The Tao of Pooh by Hoff. Like that book, Doaism Explained offers a comprehensive presentation of Daoist philosophy that is interesting and easy to follow.

The study sheds new light on many Doaist allegories by showing how modern translations often concealed the wit and humor of the Chinese original or imposed alien philosophical frameworks on them. It attempts to take away the metaphysical and Christian disguises with which Daoist philosophy has been obscured by Western interpretations in the past 100 years.

The book is published by Open Court. The audiobook will be published by University Press Audiobooks.

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  • 21-07-21

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This is an academic text to be sure and thus may seem a little dense to a casual listener, or someone expecting something more in the spirit of the daoist texts themselves, but all would benefit from its analytic approach if they give it the time and energy it requires.

Excellent content, the voice actor was competent and communicated the text clearly.

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Brilliant book and the narration is also good

This is a brilliant book, well written and structured, with nuanced observations. It has helped me see deeper into Daoist philosophy, specially the Zhuangzi. I will be listening to it again as it has a lot of food for thought. It is also quite poetic and beautiful.

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