Lao Tzu, also referred to as Laozi, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.
A semi-legendary figure, Laozi was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BC contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BC. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Laozi’s work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism.
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The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
Alan Watts | Book | 1962 | 19,397 words
The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution
Erich Jantsch | Book | 1980-01-15 | 118,246 words