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A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation / Edition 1
     

A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation / Edition 1

by Hansen, Chad Hansen, Chad
 

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ISBN-10: 0195134192

ISBN-13: 9780195134193

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Presenting a refreshingly clear look at classical Chinese philosophy from a Daoist point of view, Hansen uses recently deciphered Chinese theories of language to shed light on Chinese ethical and political theories. A novel and acute picture of Chinese philosophical thought emerges when he draws these two strands together to give a unified picture of the rich

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Presenting a refreshingly clear look at classical Chinese philosophy from a Daoist point of view, Hansen uses recently deciphered Chinese theories of language to shed light on Chinese ethical and political theories. A novel and acute picture of Chinese philosophical thought emerges when he draws these two strands together to give a unified picture of the rich Classical period of Chinese thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195134193
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction with Work to Do
2. The Context of Chinese Philosophy: Language and Theory of Language
Part I The Positive Dao Period
3. Confucius: The Baseline
4. Mozi: Setting the Philosophical Agenda
Part II The Antilanguage Period
5. Mencius: The Establishment Strikes Back
6. Laozi: Language and Society
Part III The Analytic Period
7. The School of Names: Linguistic Analysis in China
8. Zhuangzi: Discriminating about Discriminating
Part IV The Authoritarian Response
9. Xunzi: Pragmatic Confucianism
10. Han Feizi: The Ruler's Interpretation
Notes
Glossary of Chinese Characters
Bibliography
Index

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