[Starting Points] Three Confucian Sages of Classical China
Bad times make for good philosophy. As warlords and bandits ravaged the countryside, people found themselves asking what went wrong and what a more harmonious social arrangement might look like.
[Starting Points] Zhuangzi and the Parable of the Monkeys
A lively philosophical personality shines through the text. Zhuangzi has the serene vision of a mystic and the lively wit of an inveterate jokester.
[Reflections] Quixotic Confucius
On a recent reading of the Analects, it struck me that Confucius has a lot in common with Don Quixote.