Confucius, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi: Selected Passages from the Chinese Philosophers in The Path

Translator: Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh

File Size: 4027 KB

Print Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 5, 2016)

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

1. Introduction

An ebook companion to The Path by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh that puts together a broad selection of translated excerpts from the ancient works of Chinese philosophy discussed in the book.

This free ebook gives readers a chance to deepen their understanding of The Path by Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh by reading translated excerpts from the original works of Chinese philosophy discussed in the book. It includes selections from the teachings of Confucius, the Mohists, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, and Xunzi, among others.

2. Comment

By ron leon on June 10, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

trying to be generous with my rating. this is not a book for anyone seriously interested in learning about any of these amazing thinkers, i suppose the perspective of the writer is mildly interesting but it really seems as though his purpose is to attract readers who would typically be interested in reading books in the genre of new-age thinking or self-help subjects, and he basically interprets some selected texts from that general perspective. as someone who has studied these philosophers, i don't really find that his interpretation does minimal justice to their work, and there's very little of the actual work included in the book. maybe some readers who are unfamiliar with the original texts will find themselves motivated to read more deeply into the works after being exposed to them in this book, and if they do, i suspect that they'll be surprised to discover that there's much greater depth and value to them than what this slight book suggests with its largely superficial treatment.

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