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This quantity surveys the most important philosophical thoughts, arguments, and commitments of the Confucian vintage, the Analects. In thematically equipped chapters, top students offer a close, scholarly creation to the textual content and the sign principles ascribed to its protagonist, Confucius.

The quantity opens with chapters that replicate the most recent scholarship at the disputed origins of the textual content and an summary of the huge commentarial culture it generated. those are by way of chapters that separately discover key parts of the text’s philosophical panorama, articulating either the feel of recommendations resembling ren, li, and xiao in addition to their position within the wider house of the textual content. a last part addresses sought after interpretive demanding situations and scholarly disputes in examining the Analects, comparing, for instance, the alignment among the Analects and modern ethical idea and the contested nature of its spiritual sensibility.

Dao better half to the Analects deals a finished and entire survey of the text's philosophical idiom and issues, in addition to its historical past and a few of the liveliest present debates surrounding it. This ebook is a perfect source for either researchers and complex scholars drawn to gaining larger perception into one of many earliest and so much influential Confucian classics.

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In bringing embodiment to the fore of his analysis and emphasizing that all human experience comes out of our bodily position, Merleau-Ponty’s analysis offers a fruitful starting point for the analysis of dress as situated bodily practice. Dress is always located spatially and temporally: when getting dressed one orientates oneself/body to the situation, acting in particular ways upon the surfaces of the body which are likely to fit within the established norms of that situation. Thus the dressed body is not a passive object, acted upon by social forces, but actively produced through particular, routine and 45 Body Dressing mundane practices.

The body and dress operate dialectically: dress works on the body, imbuing it with social meaning while the body is a dynamic field which gives life and fullness to dress (Entwistle and Wilson 1998). Thus the dressed body is a fleshy, phenomenological entity that is so much a part of our experience of the social world, so thoroughly embedded within the micro-dynamics of social order, as to be entirely taken for granted. 36 The Dressed Body With a growing literature emerging on fashion, dress, the body, embodiment, performativity, it seems almost a cliché to insist that fashion and dress operate on the body and that, by implication, the body and dress are now a crucial arena for the performance and articulation of identities.

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