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1 NON-PRESENT NON-ACTION : THE GOOD LIFE IN THE ZHUANGZI

@inproceedings{Norton20141NN,
  title={1 NON-PRESENT NON-ACTION : THE GOOD LIFE IN THE ZHUANGZI},
  author={M. Norton},
  year={2014}
}
This paper addresses the treatment of the good life in the Zhuangzi (ca. 350-300 BCE), one of the central texts of the Daoist school of thought. After a brief introduction to previous work on the Zhuangzian good life, the essay proceeds into a discussion of the opening lines of the text, wherein the “Kun fish and Peng bird” metaphor is introduced. Reading this image as a metaphorical representation of the unfettered mind, the paper explores the modes by which one is to access a state of joyful… Expand

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