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Chinese Philosophy

3rd Edition


Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Author: Haiming Wen, Renmin University of China, Beijing
  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186766

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  • In this illustrated introduction Wen Haiming explores the characteristics of different philosophers in Chinese history and distinguishes the 'Chinese philosophical sensibility' motivating their thoughts. Employing Western philosophical categories to describe significant issues in the history of philosophy, Wen Haiming considers Chinese political philosophy in the pre-Qin era, Chinese metaphysics from Han to Tang dynasties, Chinese epistemology from Song to Ming dynasties and modern Chinese-Western comparative philosophy. Chinese Philosophy provides a clear, accessible conception of the Chinese philosophical sensibility and its evolution throughout history.

    • An accessible introduction to the history of Chinese philosophy
    • Written by a leading Chinese scholar with an international profile
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186766
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: what is Chinese philosophy?
    1. Zhouyi: the starting point of Chinese philosophy
    2. Chinese political philosophy: pre-Qin philosophers
    3. Chinese metaphysics: interpretations of the world from Han to Tang dynasties
    4. Chinese epistemology: Song-Ming philosophers on the relationship between mind-heart and things-events
    5. The Dao of Chinese philosophy
    6. Modern Chinese philosophy: New Confucianism and East-West comparative philosophy
    Appendix I. Table of key philosophical terms
    Appendix II. Timeline of Chinese and Western philosophies
    Appendix III. Chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Author

    Haiming Wen, Renmin University of China, Beijing
    Haiming Wen completed his doctoral studies in comparative philosophy at the University of Hawaii, taught as a postdoctoral fellow at Peking University and is now Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy at China Renmin University. He also teaches American CIEE/IE programs and is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Chinese Philosophical Association and the International Association for Chinese Philosophy. He has published widely in both Chinese and English, including the book Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and the World.

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