New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy

New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy

by Chung-ying Cheng

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New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy by Chung-ying Cheng

This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture. Fundamental essays deal cogently with the relationship between Chinese language and Chinese philosophy, offering general categories which shape the matrix of ideas woven in Chinese philosophy from its very beginnings. Along with more general characterizations, there are themes placing Confucian thinkers in touch with modern communication theories, perceptions of individuals, religious themes, and scientific worldviews. Conceptual and comparative essays probe the frontiers of Chinese philosophy in its contemporary Confucian revival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791498897
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Chung-ying Cheng is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is also the founder of the International Society of Chinese Philosophy and the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Robert Cummings Neville

Introduction: Chinese Philosophy and Confucian/Neo-Confucian Thinking: Origination, Orientation, and Originality

Part I. Chinese Philosophical Orientations

1. Chinese Philosophy: A Characterization
2. A Model of Causality in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Study
3. The Nature and Function of Skepticism in Chinese Philosophy
4. Conscience, Mind and the Individual in Chinese Philosophy
5. Chinese Philosophy and Symbolic Reference
6. Toward Constructing a Dialectics of Harmonization: Harmony and Conflict in Chinese Philosophy

Part II. Confucian Dimensions

7. Rectifying Names (Cheng-Ming) in Classical Confucianism
8. On yi as a Universal Principle of Specific Application in Confucian Morality
9. Some Aspects of the Confucian Notion of Mind
10. Theory and Practice in Confucianism
11. Dialectic of Confucian Morality and Metaphysics of Man: A Philosophical Analysis
12. Confucian Methodology and Understanding the Human Person
13. Legalism versus Confucianism: A Philosophical Appraisal
14. Confucius: Heidegger and the Philosophy of the I Ching: On Mutual Interpretations of Ontologies

Part II. Neo-Confucian Dimensions

15. Method, Knowledge and Truth in Chu Hsi
16. Unity and Creativity in Wang Yang-ming's Philosophy of Mind
17. Practical Learning in Yen Yuan, Chu Hsi, and Wang Yang-ming
18. Religious Reality and Religious Understanding in Confucianism and Neo-Confuciansim
19. The Consistency and Meaning of the Four-Sentence Teaching in Ming Ju Hsueh An
20. Li-Ch'i and Li-Yu Relationaships in Seventeenth-Century Neo-Confucian Philosophy
21. Categories of Creativity in Whitehead and Neo-Confucianism



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