Ming in the Zhuangzi Neipian : enlightened engagement
Journal of Chinese Philosophy
In this article, we present an account of ming 明 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 道樞) and, from there, responds to the different views limitlessly.
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Lai, K. K., & Chiu, W. W. (2013). Ming in the Zhuangzi Neipian: Enlightened engagement. Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 40(3), 527-543. doi: 10.1111/1540-6253.12052