Dedication vi
Acknowledgements xxiv
Introduction xxv
The First Discourse: the Unreality of Good and Evil 1
The Second Discourse: the Origins of the Illusion 17
The Third Discourse: the Paradox of the Good and the Wise 37
The Fourth Discourse: the Inferior Man, the Superior Man and the Sage 48
The Fifth Discourse: the Essential Nature of Human Beings 65
The Sixth Discourse: Li Chen and Zhi Peng Debate the Origin of Evil 77
The Seventh Discourse: the Will to Power and the Formation of the Self 89
The Eighth Discourse: the Formation of the Afflictive Emotions 103
The Ninth Discourse: on the Virtues 116
The Tenth Discourse: on Love and the Soul 134
Notes 149