Summer Series: Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi – An Ethics Prioritising Freedom

By Yuka Kamamoto Both Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi recognize that humans do not have a fixed essence and are concerned with constructing an ethics that respects and prioritizes human freedom. In this paper, I explore the similarities of both thinkers with regard to their rejection of absolute moral standards, and their views on personal … Continue reading Summer Series: Simone de Beauvoir and Zhuangzi – An Ethics Prioritising Freedom

Longform: Zhuangzi’s Conception of Self in Pursuit of the Way

By Harisan Nasir Introduction In this essay, I will attempt to answer a simple yet profound question: What does Zhuangzi believe to be the ‘self’? Firstly, we must ask whether Zhuangzi even believes in a ‘self’. Some have drawn parallels between Zhuangzi and early modern philosophers. Some philosophers. One uncontroversial interpretation of one of those … Continue reading Longform: Zhuangzi’s Conception of Self in Pursuit of the Way