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Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy
     

Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy

by Dainian Zhang
 

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ISBN-10: 0300199783

ISBN-13: 9780300199789

Pub. Date: 05/01/2013

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book is both a good introduction to Chinese philosophy and an invaluable reference tool for sinologists. Comments by important Chinese thinkers are arranged around sixty-four key concepts to illustrate their meaning and use through twenty-five centuries of Chinese philosophy. This unique guide was prepared by Zhang Dainian, one of China's most famous living

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This book is both a good introduction to Chinese philosophy and an invaluable reference tool for sinologists. Comments by important Chinese thinkers are arranged around sixty-four key concepts to illustrate their meaning and use through twenty-five centuries of Chinese philosophy. This unique guide was prepared by Zhang Dainian, one of China's most famous living philosophers.

Zhang reaches back to include concepts in use before the oracle bones (c. 1350-1100 B.C.)-what could be called a philosophical "prehistory." But the focus of the work is those concepts that gained currency in classical Chinese philosophy, especially those whose meanings are deeper and more difficult to grasp. Translated and edited by Edmund Ryden in consultation with the author, the book also includes helpful introductory commentary by Ryden for each section.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300199789
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.29(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Translator's Preface....................xv
Preface....................xix
Introduction: On the System of Categories....................xxiii
Part One. Metaphysics A. Ontology I. Principal Concepts....................3
II. Apophatic Terms....................70
B. Cosmology I. Yin-yang....................83
II. Concepts of Growth III. Concepts Derived from Daoism....................146
IV. Concepts Derived from the Book of Changes....................178
V. Concepts of Relation....................220
a. Binary Relations....................221
b. Coordinating Concepts....................266
c. Causal Concepts....................276
Part Two. Anthropology A. Moral Philosophy I. Moral Ideals....................285
II. Ethical Concepts 337 B. Psychology I. Human Nature....................367
II. Concepts of Intentionality....................391
Part Three. Epistemology I. Theory of Knowledge....................421
II. Philosophy of Language....................461
III. Theory of Truth....................479
Chronology....................487
Sources of Quotations....................493

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