Daoist Cultivation of Qi and Virtue for Life, Wisdom, and Learning
  • Author : Tom Culham
  • Release Date : 19 July 2020
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 13 : 3030449467

Download or read book entitled Daoist Cultivation of Qi and Virtue for Life, Wisdom, and Learning written by Tom Culham and published by Palgrave Macmillan online. This book was released on 19 July 2020 with total pages 194. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the Daoist philosophies of qi and virtue through inquiry into their potential as technologies for cultivating good among individuals and society within educational settings, as well as more broadly in the modern world. The first part of the book, authored by Jing Lin, examines Daoist cosmology, axiology, and epistemology. In so doing, she illuminates qi cultivation’s reliance on the accumulation of virtues, leading to transformation of the body and even—extraordinarily—the abilities of Daoist masters to transcend physical limitations to achieve health, longevity, and immortality. The second part of the book, authored by Tom Culham, establishes an understanding of qi and virtue as a technology within the Daoist paradigm, outlining the benefits of its cultivation while illuminating how contemporary Western philosophy and science support this paradigm. Both authors explore new forms of education to incorporate Daoist wisdom in schooling.