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Ua68/11/1 Philosophy & Religion News, Vol. 7, No. 3, Wku Philosophy & Religion May 2015

Ua68/11/1 Philosophy & Religion News, Vol. 7, No. 3, Wku Philosophy & Religion

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The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer Jan 2015

The Creation Of Daoism, Paul Fischer

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This paper examines the creation of Daoism in its earliest, pre-Eastern Han period. After an examination of the critical terms "scholar/master" and "author/ school", I argue that, given the paucity of evidence, Sima Tan and Liu Xin should be credited with creating this tradition. The body of this article considers the definitions of Daoism given by these two scholars and all of the extant texts that Liu Xin classified as "Daoist." Based on these texts, I then suggest an amended definition of Daoism. In the conclusion, I address the recent claim that the daojia /daijiao dichotomy is false, speculating ...


Ua68/11/1 Philosophy & Religion - Publications, Wku Archives Jan 2015

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