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Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations ed. by Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez and Hyun Jin Kim (review)

Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and... BOOK REVIEW Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations. Edited by Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez and Hyun Jin Kim. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Pp. vi + 262. Hardcover $114.00, ISBN 978-1-350-04957-4. Reviewed by Paul Carelli University of North Florida paul.carelli@unf.edu This volume presents fifteen articles that were the eventual result of a conference on ancient Chinese and Greek views of cultivation held in January of 2016 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The articles are evenly distributed into three sections: the first dedicated to understanding the way cultivation is conceptualized, the second to investigating epistemological problems concerning cultivation, and the third to considering practical applications. There is a brief but informative introduction to the volume as a whole and separate short introductions before each of the three sections. Notes and bibliographical material are found at the end of each article and there is a contributor list and a general index at the end of the book. Despite what one may infer from the title, this volume does not set out to offer explicit comparisons between ancient Chinese and Greek views on cultivation, but instead looks to each tradition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations ed. by Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez and Hyun Jin Kim (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 70 (2) – May 12, 2020

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BOOK REVIEW Cultivating a Good Life in Early Chinese and Ancient Greek Philosophy: Perspectives and Reverberations. Edited by Karyn Lai, Rick Benitez and Hyun Jin Kim. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Pp. vi + 262. Hardcover $114.00, ISBN 978-1-350-04957-4. Reviewed by Paul Carelli University of North Florida paul.carelli@unf.edu This volume presents fifteen articles that were the eventual result of a conference on ancient Chinese and Greek views of cultivation held in January of 2016 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The articles are evenly distributed into three sections: the first dedicated to understanding the way cultivation is conceptualized, the second to investigating epistemological problems concerning cultivation, and the third to considering practical applications. There is a brief but informative introduction to the volume as a whole and separate short introductions before each of the three sections. Notes and bibliographical material are found at the end of each article and there is a contributor list and a general index at the end of the book. Despite what one may infer from the title, this volume does not set out to offer explicit comparisons between ancient Chinese and Greek views on cultivation, but instead looks to each tradition

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 12, 2020

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