How to rule without taking unnatural actions (无为而治): A comparative study of the political philosophy of the laozi

Philosophy East and West 59 (4):pp. 481-502 (2009)

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Tongdong Bai
Fudan University
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In this essay, the understanding of naturalness and of ruling without taking unnatural actions in the "Laozi" will be clarified and elaborated on, and it will be argued that the "Laozi" offers a theoretically adequate and realistic proposal to address both the problems of its times and some of the problems of modernity
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