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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030608.

The View of Ziran in the Inner Chapter of Baopuzi


Wang Jin1,*, Ding Qun2

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Wang Jin

1.Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 100875, China
2.Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College, Shandong, 266100, China
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Ge hong's thought of “ziran” basically extends the meaning of “ziran” in the tao te ching, but in the extension, he pushes the scope of application of “ziran” to a metaphysical world, a physical natural existence and human society. Moreover, he believes that transcendental “ziran” and realistic “ziran” are closely related. People can change or even create realistic “ziran” by grasping transcendental “ziran”. His special understanding of “ziran” also provides important examples and theoretical support for his thought of “immortals can be acquired through learning”.


Ziran, Baopuzi, Ge hong

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Wang Jin, Ding Qun. The View of Ziran in the Inner Chapter of Baopuzi. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 6: 81-88. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030608.


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