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On Weakness/Strength and Sickness/Health in Ancient Daoist Philosophy

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Duration: 0:39:33 | Added: 12 Dec 2012
Hans-Georg Moeller (University College Cork), gives a talk for the Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquit conference, held at Corpus Christi College on 21st-22 September 2012.

This paper explores the semantically ambiguous distinctions health/sickness and strength/weakness in ancient Daoist texts. He introduces and discusses several images in the Daodejing (Laozi) and allegories in the Zhuangzi which illustrate the often paradoxical reversals of these qualities, and then outline their philosophical significance

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