Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy : Perspectives and Reverberations.

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Full title: Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy : Perspectives and Reverberations.
Main author: Lai, Karyn.
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Other authors: Benitez, Rick.
Kim, Hyun Jin.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Harmony, Balance, Beauty: Understanding Conceptions of Cultivation
  • Chapter 1: Cultivation and Harmony: Plato and Confucius
  • Introduction
  • Harmony in general
  • Communal and personal harmony
  • Plato and Confucius on the practice of harmony
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Cultivating Noble Simplicity (Euētheia): Plato
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 3: The Beauty Ladder and the Mind-Heart Excursion: Plato and Zhuangzi
  • Plato's beauty ladder
  • Zhuangzi's mind-heart excursion
  • Comparative models of cultivation
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Chapter 4: Awareness and Spontaneity: Three Perspectives in the Zhuangzi
  • Awareness, spontaneity, and agency
  • Animal awareness
  • An anthropological perspective
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Understanding 'Dao's Patterns': Han Fei
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 2: Doubt, Predicament, Conflict: Cognitive, Affective, and Epistemic Difficulties
  • Chapter 6: Skepsis and Doubt: Ancient Greece and the East
  • Positivity of Greek skepsis and negativity of Japanese 疑
  • Scepticism and tranquillity
  • Protreptikos logos in Plato's Euthydemus: Doubt and philosophy
  • Chinese and Greek hodos
  • Confucius and Socrates: Cultivation in each setting
  • Socrates' Kingly Art as the target of his philosophical hunting
  • Philosopher as the hunter
  • Skepsis, as consideration and sceptic way of living
  • Sceptics' cognitive therapy and meditation
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Wisdom and Cognitive Conflict: Benign Perplexity in the Outlines of Scepticism
  • Introduction
  • Wisdom and its cultivation
  • The school of perplexity
  • The storm of aporia
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 8: Understanding Fortune and Misfortune in a Good Life: 'Solon' and 'Confucius'
  • Notes.
  • References
  • Chapter 9: Emotion and Self-Cultivation: Marcus Aurelius and Mengzi
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Mengzi
  • Comparison
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 10: Dislodging Mundane Wisdom: The Inner Chapters of the Zhuangzi and the New Testament Gospels
  • Categories and themes of 'instruction interactions'
  • Notes
  • References
  • Part 3: Here, Now, Ever-after: How to Practise and Achieve a Good Life
  • Chapter 11: Knowing How to Act: Aristotle
  • Aristotle as ethical anti-theorist
  • Practising virtue and knowing what to do
  • Practical truth and metaethical realism
  • Knowing how to argue about ethics
  • 'Judgement' and 'master rules' in ethics
  • Note
  • References
  • Chapter 12: Learning to Be Reliable: Confucius' Analects
  • Introduction
  • Xin: its place in the Analects
  • Acting reliably
  • Learning to be reliable
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 13: Auditory Perception and Cultivation: The Wenzi 文子
  • Introduction
  • Sensual perception and the exemplary person
  • Auditory perception and self-cultivation
  • Auditory perception and the content of the Wenzi
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 14: Cultivation and the Arts of Writing: Liu Xie
  • Introduction
  • Liu Xie and his Wenxin diaolong
  • Cultural patternings
  • Squandering energy, dissipating vitality
  • Nourishing vitality
  • A virtuous circle: The arts of living and the arts of writing
  • Writing in the service of life
  • Notes
  • References
  • Chapter 15: Death and Happiness: Han China
  • Views of happiness in early Chinese texts
  • Representations of the netherworld
  • Attitudes towards the netherworld
  • Mortuary practices and the search for happiness
  • Notes
  • References
  • List of Contributors
  • Index.