Structure of this Book

In this book, we try to narrow our discussions to the essentials that are necessary to build a systematic model. Our purpose is to convey enough foundation for a proper understanding of the principle and logic of Tao philosophy. We have therefore kept external references to a minimum.

We divide this book into two Parts with six Chapters. Part I is the description of the systematic model. Chapter I is a short summary of our search for the principle and logic of Tao. Chapter II discusses the Principle of Tao based on Chapter 1 of the Tao Te Ching. Chapter III presents the formal systematic model in details. Part I completes the description of the logic model.

Part II describes the applications of the systematic model. Chapter IV reviews the basic characteristics of the key concepts in the model and Chapter V comments on the new interpretations of Tao philosophy. Chapter VI is a brief summary. A new translation of the Tao Te Ching is published as a separate work.

The Appendix lists the main keywords.

 

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