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One and Many: A Comparative Study of Plato's Philosophy and Daoism Represented by Ge Hong

Ji Zhang

Abstract

Is the world one or many? This book revisits this ancient philosophical question from the modern perspective of comparative studies. The investigation stages an intellectual exchange between Plato, founder of the Academy, and Ge Hong, who systematized Daoist belief and praxis. The book not only captures the tension between rational Platonism and abstruse Daoism, but also creates a bridge between the two. The book is a unique study of Daoism and Platonism, avoiding the common assumptions of either interpreting Daoism through the western perspective or favoring rational cognitive thought over em ... More

Keywords: philosophical questions, comparative studies, intellectual exchange, Plato, Ge Hong, Daoism, Platonism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824835545
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835545.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ji Zhang, author
Uniting Church Theological College