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
     
 

This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory. It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and

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This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory. It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and the familiar moral-political disputes. Hansen's unified approach uncovers a philosophical sophistication in Daoism that traditional accounts have overlooked.

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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