ON SORT OF KNOWING: The Daoist Unhewn.

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TitleON SORT OF KNOWING: The Daoist Unhewn.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZiporyn, B.
JournalCommon Knowledge
Volume19
Pagination111 - 130
Date Published2013///Winter201
ISBN Number0961754X
KeywordsAmbiguity, IGNORANCE (Theory of knowledge), LAOZI. Dao de jing, MODALITY (Theory of knowledge), Taoism, Virtue
Abstract

The article presents the author's insights regarding the sort of knowing in the Daoist unhewn. He states that when one does not know what to say or do, it is not ignorance. He says that ambiguity is not of being but a modality of experience. He mentions the Platonic and Aristotelian concept of knowledge which is virtue. He relates the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) which says that notions of identities are from mental act of cutting out of the background.

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