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  • noun Alternative spelling of Taoist.


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  • This is harder to find explicitly expressed (although clearly implied) in Daoist terminology, but in the Buddhist tradition the classic expression, as often translated into English, goes something along the lines of: 'form is emptiness and emptiness is form'.

    A Materialist Red Herring

  • This perhaps becomes most clear among those philosophers (now usually classified as Daoist) who argued that the distinctions we draw in language cannot consistently provide good guidance.


  • The withdrawal from society, the antipathy toward ritual roles, traditional “morality,” and any social structures or traditional culture suggests a kind of Daoist


  • Such relativism deserve the 'Daoist' appellation on the further ground that it entails that normative authority comes from higher-level dao, not from the Confucian-Mohist tiannature: sky.


  • 'Daoist' is a natural characterization of the ideology behind any non-Confucian or anti-conformist strains of thought.


  • This is an excellent example of the kind of Daoist syncretism Sima Tan describes and that survives in other early texts such as the


  • Chuang Tzu, the Daoist, was walking with his friend and exclaimed, See how free the fishes leap and dart?

    Max Eternity: Joe Nalven: Living Anthropology and the Art of "Homage"

  • What if we get more Buddhist/Daoist about this and posit that both exist together?

    A Materialist Red Herring

  • Sanctuary Retreats The ship stops at Daoist temples and remote villages, and offers views of the controversial Three Gorges Dam.

    Second Golden Age of Cruising

  • The consensus among Chinese is that China always had a very strong substitute for Europe's enlightenment in a range of other historical constructs, including Confucian values and Buddhist and Daoist ideologies.

    The China Example, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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