Ming in the Zhuangzi Neipian: Enlightened engagement

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Journal of Chinese Philosophy, ISSN: 1540-6253, Vol: 40, Issue: 3-4, Page: 527-543

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://works.bepress.com/waiwaichiu/10; http://commons.ln.edu.hk/sw_master/2332
DOI:
10.1111/1540-6253.12052
Author(s):
LAI, Karyn L.; CHIU, Wai Wai
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell
Tags:
Arts and Humanities; Philosophy
article description
In this article, we present an account of ming in the Zhuangzi's Neipian in light of the disagreements among the thinkers of the time. We suggest that ming is associated with the Daoist sage's vision: he sees through the debaters' attempts to win the debates.We propose that ming is primarily a meta-epistemological stance, that is, the sage understands the nature of the debates and does not enter the fray; therefore he does not share the thinkers' anxieties.The sage takes his stance at the pivot of dao (daoshu) and, from there, responds to the different views limitlessly. © 2014 Journal of Chinese Philosophy.