Tao and Trinity: Notes on Self-Reference and the Unity of Opposites in Philosophy

  • ScottĀ Austin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 108-130

About this book


The Chinese Tao and the Western Trinity have a fundamental unity of theme: the unity of opposites. Both are connected with problems as broad and diverse as how to describe the entire universe, how a system can talk about itself, the relationship between symbols and realities, and the nature of signs and sacraments.


Tao Trinity Chinese philosophy Lao-Tzu Huang Po Parmenides Heraclitus Plato Aquinas Hegel Nietzsche Heidegger Socrates Jesus union of opposites contradiction groundedness history of philosophy aesthetics dialectic nature philosophy

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  • ScottĀ Austin
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityUSA

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