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Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited by Bo Mou


354 pages

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This anthology explores how Chinese and Western philosophies could jointly and constructively contribute to a common philosophical enterprise. Philosophers with in-depth knowledge of both traditions present a variety of distinct comparative approaches, offering a refined introduction to the further reaches of Chinese philosophy in the comparative context, especially regarding its three major constituents - Confucianism, philosophical Daoism, and the Yi-Jing philosophy. This book examines various issues concerning philosophical methodology, ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and logic, and investigates both the living-spring source of Chinese philosophy and its contemporary implications and development through contemporary resources. The balanced coverage, accessible content, and breadth of approaches presented in this anthology make it a valuable resource for students of Chinese Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, and other related courses.

Table of Contents

Contents: Editor's introduction; Identity of Chinese philosophy and its modern studies: Emergence of the history of Chinese philosophy, Antonio S. Cua; Yi-Jing philosophy: Enquiring into the primary model: Yi-Jing and Chinese ontological hermeneutics, Chung-yin Cheng; Hegelian, Yi-Jing and Buddhist transformational models for comparative philosophy, Robert Elliott Allinson; Becoming-being complementarity: an account of the Yin-Yang metaphysical vision of the Yi-Jing, Bo Mou; Confucianism: Virtue ethics and Confucianism, Bryan W. Van Norden; The principled benevolence: a synthesis of Kantian and Confucian moral judgment, Robin R. Wang; Social justice: Rawlsian or Confucian?, Ruiping Fan; Towards a minimal common ground for humanist dialogue: a comparative analysis of Confucian ethics and American ethical humanism, You-zheng Li; The project of Boston Confucianism, Robert Cummings Neville; Philosophical Daoism: The metaphysics of Dao, Chad Hansen; 'It-self-so-ing' and 'other-ing' in Lao Zi's concept of Zi Ran, Qingjie (James) Wang; Eternal Dao, constant name, and language engagement: on the opening message of the Dao-De-Jing, Bo Mou; Zhuang Zi and Aristotle on What A Thing Is, Chenyang Li; The Daoist conception of truth: Laozi's metaphysical realism vs. Zhuangzi's internal realism, JeeLoo Liu; Logic-Related Concerns: Ming-Jia (the Logicians) and Zeno: a comparative study, Chuang Liu; The thesis of anti-logic in Buddhism, Yiu-ming Fung; Index.

About the Series

Ashgate World Philosophies Series

Ashgate World Philosophies Series
The Ashgate World Philosophies series responds to the remarkable growth of interest among English-language readers in recent years in philosophical traditions outside those of 'the West'. The traditions of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese thought, as well as those of the Islamic world, Latin America, Africa, Aboriginal Australian, Pacific and American Indian peoples, are all attracting lively attention from professional philosophers and students alike, and this Ashgate series provides introductions to these traditions as well as in-depth research into central issues and themes within those traditions. The series is particularly designed for readers whose interests are not adequately addressed by general surveys of 'World Philosophy', and it includes accessible, yet research-led, texts for wider readership and upper-level student use, as well as research monographs. The series embraces a wide variety of titles ranging from introductions on particular world philosophies and informed surveys of the philosophical contributions of geographical regions, to in-depth discussion of a theme, topic, problem or movement and critical appraisals of individual thinkers or schools of thinkers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
RELIGION / General