• Confucius, Lao Tzu, and Chinese Philosophy

  • By: Crispin Sartwell
  • Narrated by: Lynn Redgrave
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-08-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.2 (6 ratings)

Summary

China's two greatest philosophers, Confucius and Lao Tzu, were intensely interested in how we should live and how a good society is governed. The central concepts of Confucianism are li, the proper ordering of society through rituals and ceremonies, and zhen, the proper ordering of the self through humaneness, benevolence, and love. Daoism, taught under such masters as Lao Tzu and Zhuangzi, meditates on the interdependence of opposites and teaches the path of non-resistance. Westerners are only now beginning to understand the central importance of the tradition and community emphasized in Chinese thought for over 2,000 years. The World of Philosophy series is a dramatic presentation, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall outlook of the world's great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.
(P)1996 by Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £13.19

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £13.19

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By David on 13-06-14

A decent enough overview.

Gives the basic ideas, but nothing I've not read before in basic introductory guides. Comical and unnecessary Chinese accents for the quotes. Not bad for a less than 3 hour introduction, but not mind blowing!

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Ka-Wai on 13-06-12

the pronounciation spoils the otherwise fantastic

comprehensive, learned and accesssible - but dreadful pronounciation of the chinese names! i guess lynn redgrave is trying to fake a chinese accent, which he is quite successful at, but his pronounciation of the chinese names betrays his non-chinese origin, hence we are left with a narrator who speaks neither proper chinese nor proper english. a real shame given that the script is actually very good

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Heny on 12-09-10

Dont like the reader

The content is interesting but boy the readers are annoying. It kept changing readers in between and two of the reader have strong chinese accent. For audio book purpose, it is very hard to understand the accent unless you concentrate very hard.

Read more Hide me

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jp1321 on 16-12-17

Superficial but ok

Best as a basic introduction to some of the important thinkers. Don’t look here for more than a cursory review

Read more Hide me
See all reviews