Confucian Pragmatism As The Art Of Contextualizing Personal Experience And World

Confucian Pragmatism As The Art Of Contextualizing Personal Experience And World

by Haiming Wen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739136445

ISBN-13: 9780739136447

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Lexington Books

This engaging work of comparative philosophy brings together American pragmatism and Chinese philosophy in a way that generates new interpretations of Chinese philosophy and a fresh perspective on issues in process philosophy. Through an analysis of key terms, Haiming Wen argues that Chinese philosophical terminology is not simply a retrospective language that

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This engaging work of comparative philosophy brings together American pragmatism and Chinese philosophy in a way that generates new interpretations of Chinese philosophy and a fresh perspective on issues in process philosophy. Through an analysis of key terms, Haiming Wen argues that Chinese philosophical terminology is not simply a retrospective language that through a process of stipulation promises us knowledge of an existing world, but is also an open, prospective vocabulary that through productive associations allows philosophers to realize a desired world. Relying on this productive power of Chinese terminology, Wen introduces a new term: 'Confucian pragmatism.' Wen convincingly shows that although there is much that distinguishes American pragmatism from Confucian philosophy, there is enough conceptual overlap to make Confucian pragmatism a viable and exciting field of study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739136447
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. The Crisis of Creativity Chapter 2 2. Getting Past the Eclipse of Creativity: Acknowledging the Philosophical Fallacy Chapter 3 3. Intentionality/Meaning (yi) and Confucian Contextual Creativity Chapter 4 4. Feelings (qing) and the Importance of History, Particularity, and Emergence in Context Chapter 5 5. The Contextual Creativity of Key Philosophical Terms Chapter 6 6. Chinese Philosophical Sensibility Chapter 7 7. Chinese Metaphysical Creativity Chapter 8 8. Chinese Epistemological Creativity: Thinking-and-Feeling (Mind) and Experience Chapter 9 9. Confucian Pragmatism as a Post-Modern Comparative Philosophy

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