1st Edition

A Hope for Philosophy The European Path and Chinese Opportunity

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Continue Shopping

    As the final work by Ye Xiushan, one of the most famous philosophers and scholars of philosophy in China, this two-volume set scrutinizes the historical development of both Chinese and Western philosophy, aiming to explore the convergence between the two philosophical traditions.
    Combining historical examination and argumentation based on philosophical problematics, the author discusses the key figures and schools of thought from both traditions. Far from being a cursory comparison between different philosophical concepts and categories, the author discusses the logical paths and conceptual approaches of the two traditions on the same philosophical issues, thus giving insights into conceptual categories commonly used in both Chinese and Western philosophies. The two volumes illuminate the different core spirits and dilemmas of Western philosophy and Chinese philosophy, encouraging a constructive dialogue between the two and a new transformation of Chinese philosophy in itself.
    The set 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.

    Volume I  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  Volume II  6. The Spiritual durée of Chinese Philosophy: A Theoretical Investigation  7. The Spiritual durée of Chinese Philosophy: A Historical Investigation  8. Daoist Philosophical Thought  9. The Great Union Between Political Governance and Philosophical Schools in Han Dynasty  10. Philosophical Approach in Buddhist Thought  11. History of Philosophical Thought During Song and Ming Dynasties


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