Philosophy and Philosophical Reasoning in the Zhuangzi: Dealing with Plurality Lai, Karyn Lynne en_US 2021-11-25T12:56:57Z 2021-11-25T12:56:57Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Zhuangzi is noted for its advocacy of many different perspectives—chickens, cicadas, fish and the like. There is much debate in the literature about the implications of Zhuangzi’s pluralist inclinations. I suggest that Zhuangzi highlights the limitations of individual, perspectivally-constrained, knowledge claims. He also spurns the ‘view from nowhere’ and is sceptical about the possibility of an ideal observer. For him, wisdom consists in understanding the epistemological inadequacies of each perspective. I propose that Zhuangzi’s philosophy offers significant insights to an increasingly globalized world characterized by a plurality of ethical and value commitments. It does not assume there will necessarily be universal agreement or a standardized answer. Most importantly, it is a position that seeks to augment self-understanding and enrich the self in dialogue with and response to others. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0301-8121 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Zhuangzi en_US
dc.subject.other reasoning en_US
dc.subject.other argumentation en_US
dc.subject.other wisdom en_US
dc.subject.other philosophy en_US
dc.subject.other dialogue en_US
dc.title Philosophy and Philosophical Reasoning in the Zhuangzi: Dealing with Plurality en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement The definitive version is available at en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Chinese Philosophy en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 365-374 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 33 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Lai, Karyn Lynne, History & Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Humanities & Languages *
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