Confucianism and Daoism: On the relationship between the Analects, Laozi, and _Zhuangzi_, Part II

Philosophy Compass 15 (9):1-11 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This article is a continuation of Part I, which looked at the relationship between Confucianism and Daoism by first introducing general approaches, before moving on to (1) perspectives on names and actualities; (2) cultivation, learning, the natural; and (3) conceptions of the person. Continuing with the theme‐based comparison of Confucianism and Daoism by looking specifically at the Lunyu 論語 (Analects of Confucius), Daodejing 道德經 (Classic of the Way and Virtuosity) or Laozi 老子 (Book of Master Lao), and the Zhuangzi 莊子 (Book of Master Zhuang), this article looks at (1) politics, nonaction (wuwei 無為), and virtuosity (de 德); (2) morality, virtues, and human nature (xing 性); and finally (3) Dao 道, or “the way.” It references Part I, and while it can be read independently, it is best taken as a continuation of Part I. The conclusion included herein summarizes both Part II and Part I.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,071

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Dao of Business.Edward J. Romar & Anthony Graybosch - 2017 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 36 (3):329-358.
The Reevaluation of Zhuangzi.Yan Beiming - 1981 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 12 (4):63-89.
What’s in a Dao?: Ontology and Semiotics in Laozi and Zhuangzi.Daniel Fried - 2012 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 11 (4):419-436.
Daoism in Management.Alicia Hennig - 2017 - Philosophy of Management 16 (2):161-182.
Laozi.Ronnie Littlejohn - 2016 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music of Nature.Brian Bruya (ed.) - 1992 - Princeton University Press.
The Way of Awareness in Daoist Philosophy.James Giles - 2020 - St. Petersburg, FL, USA: Three Pines Press.
Explaining the Term "Huang-Lao".Zhang Weihua - 2002 - Contemporary Chinese Thought 34 (1):61-81.


Added to PP

15 (#834,700)

6 months
4 (#404,301)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

Genuine pretending: on the philosophy of the Zhuangzi.Hans-Georg Moeller - 2017 - New York: Columbia University Press. Edited by Paul J. D'Ambrosio.
Zhuangzi: Closet Confucian?Michael Nylan - 2017 - European Journal of Political Theory 16 (4):411-429.

View all 7 references / Add more references