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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2019, Vol. 14 Issue (4) : 593-611
A Couple Nagging Interpretive Difficulties in Zhuangzi Studies vis-à-vis William James on the Ethics and Psychology of Belief
John Robert Williams()
Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117570, Singapore
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The present article addresses two lingering questions in the interpretation of the Zhuangzi 莊子—(a) How can one reconcile the scepticism of the Zhuangzi with its positive project(s)? and (b) Who can become a sagely person? The questions are addressed with reference to aspects of William James’ accounts of the ethics and psychology of belief.

Keywords Zhuangzi      William James      scepticism      ethics of belief      psychology of belief      sagely person     
Issue Date: 06 January 2020
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John Robert Williams. A Couple Nagging Interpretive Difficulties in Zhuangzi Studies vis-à-vis William James on the Ethics and Psychology of Belief[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2019, 14(4): 593-611.
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