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Nature, Man and Woman

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In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts re-examines humanity's place in the natural world and the relation between body and spirit in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas, that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction, that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present 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.

Hardback published in 1973 by Wildwood House. Book is in good condition, binding sound and pages clean and unmarked. The first free end page has two previous prices in pencil in the top right hand corner. The dustjacket has a previous price sticker on the inside cover and is slightly creased at the top of the spine and at the top of the front and back of the book. There is the beginning of some very slight foxing to the edge of the pages and the inside of the dustjacket at the top is also slightly stained.

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Author(s):
Alan W Watts
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0704500035
Publisher:
Wildwood House
Title:
Nature, Man and Woman

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In Nature, Man and Woman, philosopher Alan Watts re-examines humanity's place in the natural world and the relation between body and spirit in the light of Chinese Taoism. Western thought and culture have coalesced around a series of constructed ideas, that human beings stand separate from a nature that must be controlled; that the mind is somehow superior to the body; that all sexuality entails a seduction, that in some way underlie our exploitation of the earth, our distrust of emotion, and our loneliness and reluctance to love. Here, Watts fundamentally challenges these assumptions, drawing on the precepts of Taoism to present 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.

Hardback published in 1973 by Wildwood House. Book is in good condition, binding sound and pages clean and unmarked. The first free end page has two previous prices in pencil in the top right hand corner. The dustjacket has a previous price sticker on the inside cover and is slightly creased at the top of the spine and at the top of the front and back of the book. There is the beginning of some very slight foxing to the edge of the pages and the inside of the dustjacket at the top is also slightly stained.

Author(s):
Alan W Watts
Condition:
Used: good
ISBN-10:
0704500035
Publisher:
Wildwood House
Title:
Nature, Man and Woman

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