Following Nature with Mengzi or Zhuangzi
Posted on 22. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||Following Nature with Mengzi or Zhuangzi|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Journal||International Philosophical Quarterly|
|Keywords||Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Confucianism, Ecology -- Religious aspects -- Taoism, Mencius ca. 371 - B.C.-ca. 289 - B.C - Chinese philosopher, Zhuangzi|
The writer discusses the concept of "following nature" in two classical Chinese thinkers, Mengzi and Zhuangzi. In particular, he attempts to complicate appeals to "following nature" in Asian thought and to problematize the very imposition of the notion of "nature" on Zhuangzi and Mengzi.