|Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies|
Moeller / Wohlfart
2010, 256 S, Kt, (Alber)
|Guenter Wohlfart, born 1943 in Frankfurt /Germany, studied philosophy, German literature and psychoanalysis in Germany. As a young man he taught at different German universities specializing in German Idealism and ancient Greek philosophy. He published books on Kant (Ph.D. thesis), Hegel (Habilitation), Nietzsche, and Heraclitus. His main fields of research were aesthetics and philosophy of language. After his transcultural turn he dealt with Zen-Buddhism and philosophical Daoism.|
Hans-Georg Moeller, born in 1964, is a Senior Lecturer at the Philosophy Department at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland. His research focuses on Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and on the social theory of Niklas Luhmann. Among his book publications are: Daoism Explained. From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory. (Chicago: Open Court, 2004), The Philosophy of the Daodejing (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006), Luhmann Explained. From Souls to Systems (Chicago: Open Court. 2006), Daodejing (Laozi). A Complete Translation and Commentary. (Chicago: Open Court, 2007) as well as a treatise in defence of amorality: The Moral Fool. A Case for Amorality. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009).