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The Concept of Zhen 真 in the Zhuangzi

The Concept of Zhen 真 in the Zhuangzi The term <i>zhen</i> in the <i>Zhuangzi</i> is commonly associated with the <i>zhen ren</i> or the "true person," who is described, for example, as capable of going through fire and water unharmed. Some scholars take this as typifying a mystical element in the <i>Zhuangzi</i>. This essay investigates the various meanings and uses of <i>zhen</i> in the <i>Zhuangzi</i> and reaches a broader understanding of the <i>zhen ren</i> in various contexts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Concept of Zhen 真 in the Zhuangzi

Philosophy East and West , Volume 61 (2) – Apr 27, 2011

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Abstract

The term <i>zhen</i> in the <i>Zhuangzi</i> is commonly associated with the <i>zhen ren</i> or the "true person," who is described, for example, as capable of going through fire and water unharmed. Some scholars take this as typifying a mystical element in the <i>Zhuangzi</i>. This essay investigates the various meanings and uses of <i>zhen</i> in the <i>Zhuangzi</i> and reaches a broader understanding of the <i>zhen ren</i> in various contexts.

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 27, 2011

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