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Chinese and Comparative Philosophy 中國哲學與比較哲學

Amod Lele’s Zhuangzi Posts

Over on Love of All Wisdom, Amod recently posted three Zhuangzi meditations in which our readers may be interested. Go have a look!

Here are the links:

June 17, 2013 Posted by | Daoism, Related Blog Discussions, Zhuangzi | one comment


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[Guest Blogger, Timothy Connolly, provides us with our first featured post. Please address replies directly to Tim.]
Currently, I am writing about cultural generalizations in comparative philosophy (a topic which came up previously here). Here are a few issues that have come up in my research so far, which I’d be thrilled to have your thoughts on:


June 17, 2013 Posted by | Comparative philosophy | 27 comments

Dao of Football Coaching

Friend of the blog, Mark Saltveit writes:

I’m about to publish a major book called “The Tao of Chip Kelly: Lessons from America’s Most Successful Coach”, about the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.  One of the chapters explores how Kelly’s football coaching and management style is, in my opinion, “a near-perfect implementation of Taoist principles,” though I have no reason to believe Coach Kelly has ever heard of Zhuangzi.  To me, he’s Butcher Ding discovering (reinventing?) Tao through attentive immersion in his craft.

The book is written for a popular audience, but if anyone is interested in reading the chapter on Tao (3,300 words) and offering thoughts, please email me mark saltveit at gmail, no spaces. I don’t think I should post it publicly.  For that matter, anyone interested in reading the whole thing is welcome to a near-final PDF (111 pages).

marksaltveit@gmail,.com – (503) 997-1963 – @taoish

“The Tao of Chip Kelly:  Lessons from America’s Most Successful Coach” (Portland: Palindromist Press) will be released June 22, 2013.  More details at www.thetaoofchipkelly.com

June 17, 2013 Posted by | Books of Interest, Daoism | one comment