Diverse Attitude Toward Daoist Ecological Thought and Enlightenment

11 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2016

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Wei Dai

Assumption University, Students

Date Written: August 3, 2016

Abstract

in this paper, the writer illustrates three diverse attitudes toward Daoist ecological thought: Some scholars believe that Daoism is helpful to provide useful resources and can be applied directly to solve environmental problems, and some remind us that we should integrate it into the overall Chinese culture when we learn Daoism and focus on the excavation of Daoist thought, while other scholars worry about the transplantation of culture from east to west, they are pessimistic about current situation of Chinese environment, and therefore, they are doubtful about Daoist contribution to the environment protection. But for the writer, Daoism contains abundant of ecological wisdom that can be helpful to solve environmental problems through creative interpretation.

Keywords: Daoism; environmental ethics; Dao; De; Wu Wei

Suggested Citation

Dai, Wei, Diverse Attitude Toward Daoist Ecological Thought and Enlightenment (August 3, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2819023 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2819023

Wei Dai (Contact Author)

Assumption University, Students ( email )

592/3 Ramkhamhaeng 24
Hua Mak
Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Thailand

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