This paper examines and defends a conception of the education of emotions found in the Zhuang-Zi. I begin by exploring four principal features of Zhuang Zi’s philosophy as it relates to the emotions: his epistemological perspectivism, his view of the self, his ethics of wandering and natural spontaneity, and his playful non-seriousness. Together these four features allow us to discern a general orientation to the education of the emotions, including a normative account of a good emotional life as well some suggestions for a pedagogy for the development of such a life.
"Zhuang Zi and the Education of the Emotions,"
Comparative Philosophy: Vol. 9:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/vol9/iss1/6