Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

  • by Crispin Sartwell
  • Narrated by Lynn Redgrave
  • 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- Heny

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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- Juan Calixto

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-08-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.