Monday, October 26, 2020
Plenary – Chapel

Zhuangzi: Perspectivism and Therapy

The text Zhuangzi, named after its putative author (about whom we know very little) is one of the great classics of world philosophy and literature. The text recommends against the Confucian life of commitment to developing virtue and explores various alternative models of what it might be to live well. Today’s class will help us get oriented in understanding Chapter 1 (“Wandering Far and Unfettered”) and especially the dense but crucial Chapter 2 (“Equalizing Assessments of Things”).

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After Class