Taoism and Contemporary Environmental Literature

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This thesis encompasses a survey of contemporary environmental literature (1970s to the present) as it relates to the tenets of Taoist literature, specifically the Chuang Tzu and the Tao te Ching. The thesis also presents and evaluates pertinent criticisms concerning the practice of relating modern environmental problems to ancient Chinese philosophy. The thesis contains a preface that describes the historic roots of Taoism as well as an explanation of the Chinese terminology in the paper. The environmental literature is divided into three major groups and discussed in the three chapters of the paper. The three groups include mainstream environmentalists, deep ecology, and ecofeminism.

Creator(s): Kane, Virginia M.
Creation Date: December 2001
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2001
  • Digitized: July 11, 2007
Description:

This thesis encompasses a survey of contemporary environmental literature (1970s to the present) as it relates to the tenets of Taoist literature, specifically the Chuang Tzu and the Tao te Ching. The thesis also presents and evaluates pertinent criticisms concerning the practice of relating modern environmental problems to ancient Chinese philosophy. The thesis contains a preface that describes the historic roots of Taoism as well as an explanation of the Chinese terminology in the paper. The environmental literature is divided into three major groups and discussed in the three chapters of the paper. The three groups include mainstream environmentalists, deep ecology, and ecofeminism.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Philosophy
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Keyword(s): Taoist literature | Chuang Tzu | Tao te Ching | mainstream environmentalists | deep ecology | ecofeminism
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 51986119 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc3047
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Kane, Virginia M.
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