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Author Slingerland, Edward G. (Edward Gilman)

Title Trying not to try : the art and science of spontaneity / Edward Slingerland.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    181.11 SLI    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    181.11 SLI    DUE 11-09-20
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    181.11 SLI    Available
Edition First edition.
Description vi, 295 pages ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index.
Contents Skillful butchers and graceful gentlemen : the concept of wu-wei -- Drunk on heaven : the social and spiritual dimensions of wu-wei -- Try hard not to try : carving and polishing the self -- Stop trying : embracing the uncarved block -- Try, but not too hard : cultivating the moral sprouts -- Forget about it : going with the flow -- The paradox of wu-wei : spontaneity and trust -- Learning from wu-wei : living with paradox.
Summary Explores "why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese philosophy points the way to happier, more authentic lives"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Philosophy, Chinese.
Spontaneity (Philosophy)
Nothing (Philosophy)
ISBN 9780770437619 (hardcover)
0770437613 (hardcover)

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