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This paper draws a comparison between Derrida's "trace" and the idea of dao in classical Daoism (Laozi and Zhuangzi). It is argued that if dao is read in a non-metaphysical way, then the Derridean idea of "trace" will show large overlaps with dao. I then show how, despite some obvious differences, a "trace" reading of dao enables a clearer understanding of dao that would see it not as a metaphysical principle, ineffable but transcendent nonetheless, but rather as an immanent working of thedoi:10.1080/17570638.2020.1710032 fatcat:bujeoqh5vjbdzemo3piiju3jb4