1. Cultivation in Impermanence.
A. The European Perspective.
Understanding and Rationally Defining Death.
Avoidance, Evasion, Suppression, the Process of Becoming Indifferent.
Death and Fear.
The Role of Medicine.
Suicide and Euthanasia.
B. Sino-Japanese Notions of Impermanence.
The Limits of Psychotherapy.
The Buddhist Way.
Impermanence as a Tool of Liberation.
Nature as the Field of Freedom in Daoism.
Ego Emptiness Versus the Void.
The Switch of Consciousness.
Lie Zi and the Daoists.
2. The Notion of Impermanence in Aesthetics.
3. Harmonising with Qi.
The Continuum of Sex and Gender.
Spiritual Dimensions of the Continuum.
4. Trans-readings in European and Asian Traditions.
Meeting the Challenge of Cross-Cultural Dialogue.
5. Cultivation of Personality and the Horizons of Truth.
b) The Daoists.