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A Hope for Philosophy I The European Path and Chinese Opportunity

By Ye Xiushan Copyright 2022
    138 Pages
    by Routledge

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    As the final work by Ye Xiushan, one of the most famous philosophers and philosophy scholars in China, this two-volume title scrutinizes the historical development of both Chinese and Western philosophies, aiming to explore the convergence between the two philosophical traditions.
    Combining the historical examination and argumentation based on philosophical problematics, the two-volume set expounds the key figures and schools and critical thoughts in both Western and Chinese philosophical histories. In this first volume, the author investigates the intellectual heritage of ancient Greece and Thales of Miletus as the cradle of European philosophy, freedom in Greek philosophy, reason and negation in classical German philosophy, and the relationship between epistemology and ontology in the philosophical history, thereby illuminating the core spirit of Western philosophy and theoretical quandary facing the contemporary European philosophy.
    This title will appeal to scholars, students, and general readers interested in philosophical history, comparative philosophy, Chinese philosophy, and Western philosophy ranging over Greek philosophy, German classic philosophy, and contemporary continental philosophy.

    1. Introduction: The Path of European Philosophy and the Opportunity for Chinese Philosophy  2. European Philosophy: Believing the Being of Freedom, Pursuing the Freedom of Being  3. The Origins of European Philosophy: From Know Thyself Henceforth  4. Classical German Philosophy: Fundamental Conceptions and Approaches  5. The Relationship between Epistemology and Ontology in European Philosophy


    Ye Xiushan was a researcher in the Institute of Philosophy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Director of the Western Philosophy Society, China. His academic expertise was Western philosophy, aesthetics, and Chinese and Western comparative philosophy.