Title

Ming in the Zhuangzi Neipian : enlightened engagement

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Publication Date

9-1-2013

Volume

40

Issue

3

First Page

527

Last Page

543

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1111/1540-6253.12052

Print ISSN

03018121

E-ISSN

15406253

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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