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Trying not to try : the art and science of spontaneity / Edward Slingerland.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 181.11 SLIN (Text) 39231032846897 Adult Non-fiction Collection In transit -
Pike Co PL - Petersburg Main Library 181.11 SLIN (Text) 38650833365347 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780770437619 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0770437613 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: vi, 295 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Skillful butchers and graceful gentlemen : the concept of wu-wei -- Drunk on heaven : the social and spiritual dimensions of wu-wei -- Try hard not to try : carving and polishing the self -- Stop trying : embracing the uncarved block -- Try, but not too hard : cultivating the moral sprouts -- Forget about it : going with the flow -- The paradox of wu-wei : spontaneity and trust -- Learning from wu-wei : living with paradox.
Summary, etc.:
Explores "why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese philosophy points the way to happier, more authentic lives"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject: Philosophy, Chinese.
Spontaneity (Philosophy)
Nothing (Philosophy)

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