Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 93–94 | Cite as

Response to Weili Zhao

  • Tyson E. LewisEmail author

It is rare to read a review of one’s work that actually hits upon its unconscious dimension with such accuracy and force that it can startle the writer. Zhao has done precisely this. As such, my response is not so much a rebuttal of Zhao’s presentation as an affirmation and furtherance of her line of analysis. To explain this, I have to present some autobiographical details about my life, something which I do not usually do, but that are highly relevant in this case. My first intellectual love was actually Chinese philosophy. Indeed, throughout my undergraduate studies, I focused almost exclusively on Daoism and Chinese Buddhism. These interests came directly out of my Yang Style Taijiquan practice. Throughout high school, I had been learning Taiji, and, by the time I reached college, I had realized that I could not progress in my practice without knowledge of the Chinese language or of Daoist philosophy. As such, I submerged myself into this world as best I could.

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  1. 1.DentonUSA

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