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By Bo Mou

A concise alphabetic advisor to the most ideas, figures, subject matters and significant events of idea that experience formed chinese language philosophy during the last 3 thousand years.The entries are concisely written, phrases are cross-referenced and transcriptions are usually given within the pinyin procedure whereas the chinese language originals for vital ideas also are provided.Chinese Philosophy A-Z stresses philosophical relevance in picking entries whereas paying due realization to old hyperlinks among correct rules and activities of suggestion. the quantity additionally exhibits how the various critical rules lower than dialogue give a contribution to the philosophical company as an entire. The e-book is geared toward scholars, lecturers of philosophy, and informed non-specialists who're attracted to chinese language philosophy, quite these readers new to chinese language philosophy.

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The highest truth about which we cannot affirm anything via finite and relative predicates) is identified by Chan Buddhism as the first principle. In Chan Buddhism’s terms, the first principle, like the eternal dao as a whole, cannot be exhausted by any finite expressions; and any conceptualization with distinction and definiteness would distort the first principle. Paradoxically, knowledge of the first principle is characterized as knowledge that is non-knowledge; non-paradoxically, knowledge of the first principle is knowledge that is beyond that which is conventionally characterized as consisting of definite concepts and categorized distinctions.

Its identity can be viewed from different angles. As a collective trend in comparative philosophy, it considers philosophy in a global context and through the constructive engagement of philosophies from around the world. As a collective enterprise in modern Chinese philosophy, it emphasizes the constructive engagement between Chinese philosophy and Western philosophy (or any other philosophical traditions) and between distinct movements of thought within Chinese philosophy on a series of issues and topics of philosophical significance.

On the other hand, the dao that has been characterized in finite descriptions is not identical with, or does not exhaust, the eternal dao. One extension of the metaphysical dao in society is a person’s performance following the way of the metaphysical dao (performance dao for short). , what de ⽟ means in its narrow sense in the DaoDe-Jing), is considered to be the manifestation of the 46 CHINESE PHILOSOPHY A–Z metaphysical dao in persons regarding morality. It is de as human virtue in this sense that endows human beings with the power that distinguishes them from other things.

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