Chinese Philosophy

Chinese Philosophy

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Textbook: Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy, 2nd edition, edited by Philip and Bryan.
In chapter 13, starting on page 244, there is a story about a conversation between Duke Huan and Wheelwright Slab, in which Wheelwright Slab tells the Duke that the works of the sages are “nothing more than the leftovers of the ancients.” Briefly explain Wheelwright Slab’s argument. Do you agree or disagree with it? Why?