An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

by Karyn L. Lai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521846463

ISBN-13: 9780521846462

Pub. Date: 09/01/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This comprehensive introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn (722–476 BCE) and Warring States (475–221 BCE) periods in China, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, and Legalism. It considers concepts, themes and argumentative methods of early Chinese philosophy

Overview

This comprehensive introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn (722–476 BCE) and Warring States (475–221 BCE) periods in China, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, and Legalism. It considers concepts, themes and argumentative methods of early Chinese philosophy and follows the development of some ideas in subsequent periods, including the introduction of Buddhism into China. The book examines key issues and debates in early Chinese philosophy, cross-influences between its traditions and interpretations by scholars up to the present day. The discussion draws upon both primary texts and secondary sources, and there are suggestions for further reading. This will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the foundations of Chinese philosophy and its richness and continuing relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521846462
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; List of dates; 1. Chinese philosophy; 2. Confucius and the Confucian concepts Ren and Li; 3. The cultivation of humanity in Confucian philosophy: Mencius and Xunzi; 4. Early Mohist philosophy; 5. Early Daoist philosophy: the Dao Di Jing as a metaphysical treatise; 6. Early Daoist philosophy: Dao, language and society; 7. The School of Names and later Mohists; 8. Zhuangzi's philosophy; 9. Legalist philosophy; 10. The Yijing and its place in Chinese philosophy; 11. Chinese Buddhism; Postscript; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.

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