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The Canon of Reason and Virtue   Lao-Tze

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ISBN 0-87548-064-0
$27.00     paper
216 pages
(June 1974)

The Canon of Reason and Virtue


The philosophy of Lao-Tze is consciously paradoxical and poetic: therapeutic and deconstructional rather than analytic. It offers a guide to practical action which verges on mysticism: how to exercise strength without needing to be strong, how to win by yielding. Lao-Tze's exhortation to act while not-acting or 'doing nothing' has astonished and fascinated Chinese and Westerners alike.


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