It needs to be said that Zhuangzi’s skeptical nominalism was only part of a larger project of freeing us from every dependence; he was not particularly interested in the conclusions of the School of Names for their own sake. He did not depend on the validity of their arguments, but simply made use of them in that they helped to illuminate the “obvious” experience of our existential dangle, our ever-present suspension in ambiguity and doubt. What he depends on is Everything, which means that he depends on nothing in particular. Entrusting oneself to the Happening means to be free of dependence on any particular happening.

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