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  1. John M. Thompson (2014). The Bhakta and the Sage: An Intertextual Dialogue. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (1):23-38.
    Comparing the Bhagavad Gītā and the Buddhist essay “Prajñā is Not-knowing” (Panruo Wuzhi 般若無知) yields interesting insights. The texts have similar dialogical structures and discuss complex philosophical matters. Rhetorically, both texts weave together quotations and allusions from other texts, make liberal use of paradox, and have decidedly spiritual intentions. Their differences, though, remain striking. They emerge from distinct circumstances and their original languages (Sanskrit, Chinese) differ markedly. Stylistically, “Prajñā” is more intellectual and less devotional, espousing a distinctly “this worldly” ideal; (...)
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  2. Ram Nath Jha, Sophia Katz, Friederike Assandri, Nicholas F. Gier, Alexus McLeod, Tim Connolly, Yong Huang, Livia Kohn, Wei Zhang, Joshua Capitanio, Guang Xing, Bill M. Mak, John M. Thompson, Carl Olson & Gad C. Isay (2013). Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion. Lexington Books.
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  3. John M. Thompson, Huineng (Hui-Neng). Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  4. John M. T. Thompson & Giles W. Hunt (1977). A Bifurcation Theory for the Instabilities of Optimization and Design. Synthese 36 (3):315 - 351.
    The world I grew up in believed that change and development in life are part of a continuous process of cause and effect, minutely and patiently sustained throughout the millenniums. With the exception of the initial act of creation ..., the evolution of life on earth was considered to be a slow, steady and ultimately demonstrable process. No sooner did I begin to read history, however, than I began to have my doubts. Human society and living beings, it seemed to (...)
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