What is Tao?, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: New World Library
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  • Category: Oriental & Indian philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781577311683

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A delightful book. Short enough to read quickly; good enough to read repeatedly.

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I'm on the lookout for a primer on the philosophy of Taoism. This little book was my first attempt... unfortunately I think I'll have to keep looking. The content of the book is in keeping with what you'd expect from the title, but there wasn't enough substance. And even as I write that I realize that's probably a very Westernized approach to the subject of Taoism, I'll have to work on it. In any case, I found Watts to be fascinating, of course. It's just that this book was so slight as to only whet my appetite for more. This book is perfect for what it is -- a very brief overview of a very rich and complex subject. It's just not what I was looking for in this moment.

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