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The Meaning of Wu in Wang Bi’s Commentary on the Laozi

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Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Orientalia Slovaca
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Faculty of Arts

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Keywords Chinese philosophy; Learning of the Mysterious; Wang Bi (220-249); political thought; metaphysics
Description This article explores the relation between the political and metaphysical thought in Wang Bi’s Commentary on the Laozi and argues for primacy of the former and derivative nature of the latter. The argument is based on analysis of inconsistencies in Wang Bi’s formulations of the wu—you dichotomy.
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