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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Taoism is an ancient Chinese school of thought concerning human existence. We will examine the ideas of Taoist thinkers like Lao-tzu, Chuang-tzu, and others to see how their views about the Tao, return, no-mind, and non-activity/naturalness provide a philosophy of the human condition.

Although it is not a requirement, it would be helpful if students brought the following book with them:

James Legge, The Texts of Taoism, volume 1, Dover 1981. ISBN 978-0486209906. This book can be easily ordered from any book shop or online.


Course dates

20 May 2016 to 22 May 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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