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Trying Not to Try

Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity

By Edward Slingerland
12-minute read
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Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland

Trying Not to Try (2014) is your guide to ancient Chinese philosophy. These blinks explain why you should allow life to manifest itself to you without forcing things to happen. They also introduce ways to live a less stressful life.

  • Young people who feel burdened by the need to accomplish something in life
  • Readers with an interest in ancient Chinese philosophy

Edward Slingerland is an academic and author who specializes in cognitive science and Chinese thought. He has previously authored What Science Offers the Humanities.

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