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The Resource Nature, man and woman, Alan W. Watts

Nature, man and woman, Alan W. Watts

Label
Nature, man and woman
Title
Nature, man and woman
Statement of responsibility
Alan W. Watts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Book Description: A provocative and enduring work that reexamines humanity's place in the natural world -- and the spirit's relation to the flesh -- in the light of Chinese Taoism. That human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled, that the mind is somehow superior to the body, and that all sexuality entails a seduction -- a danger and a problem-are all assumptions upon which much of Western thought and culture is based. And all of them in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Few books have challenged those assumptions as directly as this erudite and engaging work by the author of The Way of Zen. Drawing on the precepts of Taoism, Alan Watts offers an alternative vision of man and the universe -- one in which the distinctions between self and other, spirit and matter give way to a more holistic way of seeing. Nature, Man and Woman is a book of great elegance and far-reaching implication -- one of those rare texts that can change the way we think, feel, and love
Cataloging source
SNN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-1973
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Alan
Dewey number
299.514
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BL51
LC item number
.W373 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religion
  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Sex
  • Philosophy, Chinese
  • Religion
  • Sex
Label
Nature, man and woman, Alan W. Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Man And Nature: -- 1: Urbanism and paganism -- 2: Science and nature -- 3: Art of feeling -- 4: World as ectasy -- 5: World as non-sense -- Part 2: Man And Woman: -- 6: Spirituality and sexuality -- 7: Sacred and profane love -- 8: Consummation -- Bibliographical references
Control code
ocm23262934
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Vintage Books edition
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780679732334
Lccn
90050166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Nature, man and woman, Alan W. Watts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-209)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Part 1: Man And Nature: -- 1: Urbanism and paganism -- 2: Science and nature -- 3: Art of feeling -- 4: World as ectasy -- 5: World as non-sense -- Part 2: Man And Woman: -- 6: Spirituality and sexuality -- 7: Sacred and profane love -- 8: Consummation -- Bibliographical references
Control code
ocm23262934
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Vintage Books edition
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780679732334
Lccn
90050166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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