Thinking Through Confucius

This book finds an appropriate language for the interpretation of traditional Chinese philosophical thought — a language which is relatively free from the bias and presuppositions of Western philosophy.

Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438405537

Category: History

Page: 393

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Thinking Through Confucius critically interprets the conceptual structure underlying Confucius’ philosophical reflections. It also investigates “thinking,” or “philosophy” from the perspective of Confucius. Perhaps the philosophical question of our time is “what is philosophy”. The authors suggest that an examination of the Chinese philosophy may provide an alternative definition of philosophy that can be used to address some of the pressing issues of the Western cultural tradition. This book finds an appropriate language for the interpretation of traditional Chinese philosophical thought — a language which is relatively free from the bias and presuppositions of Western philosophy.

Thinking Through Confucius

In this book we hope , first of all , to think through Confucius . Our goal will be to achieve relative clarity with regard to the principal issues in Confucius ' thought . A second , equally important aim will be to provide an exercise ...

Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887063770

Category: Religion

Page: 393

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Thinking Through Confucius critically interprets the conceptual structure underlying Confucius' philosophical reflections. It also investigates "thinking," or "philosophy" from the perspective of Confucius. That authors suggest that an examination of Chinese philosophy may provide an alternative definition of philosophy that can be used to address some of the pressing issues of the Western cultural tradition.

Confucius Now

Hall and Ames, Thinking Through Confucius, 16. 21. David L., Hall and Roger T. Ames, Thinking from the Han: Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998), 259. 22.

Author: David Jones

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812699289

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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Written by the most important scholars in contemporary Confucian studies, these approachable essays focus on the relevance of Confucius’s ideas to modern living, with special attention given to the Analects, his seminal text. Topics covered include tradition and creativity, grief and mourning, the doctrine of correcting names, Confucian kungfu, and moral cultivation.

Transcendence and Non Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought

For a particularly helpful version of this discussion, see Pines, 4 5 Foundations of Confucian Thought, 55–88. Hall and Ames, Thinking through Confucius, 203. Ibid., 206. In this context, Hall and Ames define transcendence as 6 ...

Author: Alexus McLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350082554

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.

Confucius and the Analects

The meaning and value of t'ien is a function of the meaning and value of its many phenomena, and the order of t'ien is expressed in the harmony that obtains among its correlative parts” (Hall and Ames, Thinking Through Confucius, p.

Author: Bryan W. Van Norden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195350820

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Confucius is one of the most influential figures--as historical individual and as symbol--in world history; and the Analects, the sayings attributed to Confucius and his disciples, is a classic of world literature. Nonetheless, how to understand both figure and text is constantly under dispute. Surprisingly, this volume is the first and only anthology on these topics in English. Here, contributors apply a variety of different methodologies (including philosophical, phililogical, and religious) and address a number of important topics, from Confucius and Western "virtue ethics" to Confucius' attitude toward women to the historical composition of the text of the Analects. Scholars will appreciate the rigor of these essays, while students and beginners will find them accessible and engaging.

Confucius the Analects and Western Education

Many of Confucius' disciples of course also wished to learn how to 'get on' in the sense of social preferment and material success. Ames, 'Thinking through comparisons', p. 95. Ames, 'Thinking through comparisons', p. 95.

Author: Frank M. Flanagan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826499309

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Frank Flanagan explores significance Confucius' philosophyhas for Western education systems today. >

Anticipating China

This book shows that failure to assess the significant cultural differences between China and the West has seriously affected our understanding of both classical and contemporary China, and makes the translation of attitudes, concepts, and ...

Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438405510

Category: History

Page: 334

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By providing parallel accounts of the contrasting developments of classical Chinese and Western traditions, Anticipating China offers a means of avoiding the implicit cultural biases which so often distort Western understanding of Chinese intellectual culture. The book shows that failure to assess the significant cultural differences between China and the West has seriously affected our understanding of both classical and contemporary China, and makes the translation of attitudes, concepts, and issues extremely problematic.

A Topography of Confucian Discourse

Politico-philosophical Reflections on Confucian Discourse Since Modernity 이승환, Lee Seung-Hwan ... Thinking Through Confucius, the book they co-authored, epitomizes their view of Confucius.17 In this book, Ames and Hall diagnose the ...

Author: Sŭng-hwan Yi

Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books

ISBN: 193190734X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Throughout history, numerous scholars and intellectuals have tried to define Confucianism one way or another. Despite their efforts, the voices of those who claim to have found the essence of Confucianism are as much at odds as ever. A Topography of Confucian Discourse analyzes Confucian discussion in diverse historical settings, examining how Confucianism has served the different purposes of biased interpreters and how they have manipulated Confucian discourse. To explore their hidden desires, Lee Seung-hwan critically observes various historical contexts in which people interpreted Confucianism: in the heyday of the Jesuit Missionaries, the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, the period of Western Imperialism, late twentieth-century postmodern America, Tokugawa Japan, Choson Korea, China, Taiwan, South Korea, as well as Singapore. The author successfully historicizes Confucian discourse, explaining why, against a certain political background, a certain view on Confucianism has to arise. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee Seung-hwan received his PhD from the University of Hawaii. A professor of philosophy at Korea University, Lee has authored several books including The Sociopolitical Re-illumination of Confucian Thought and The Exchange of E-Mail between the West and the East for 127 Days. Lee has been known as a progressive philosopher of Chinese philosophy and has dealt with the inherent conflicts in liberal political thought. ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR Jaeyoon Song is a PhD candidate at Harvard University and is interested in Chinese intellectual history and philosophy. He is currently working on Song discourse on government, especially the rise of a proto-constitutional debate in Southern Song China.

Thinking from the Han

Examines the issues of self (including gender), truth, and transcendence in classical Chinese and Western philosophy.

Author: David L. Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791436134

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Examines the issues of self (including gender), truth, and transcendence in classical Chinese and Western philosophy.

Appreciating the Chinese Difference

Altogether, this work provides a snapshot of a remarkable career_and an invitation to continue reflecting upon its meaning and importance. _This is an outstanding collection, critically and constructively engaging a scholar whose work has ...

Author: Jim Behuniak Jr.

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438470991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy. In this volume, prominent philosophers working in Chinese thought and related areas critically reflect upon the work of Roger T. Ames, one of the most significant contemporary figures working in the field of Chinese philosophy. Through his decades of collaborative work in comparative methodology and cross-cultural interpretation, along with a number of pathbreaking translations of Chinese philosophical texts, Ames has managed to challenge standing paradigms and open fresh avenues of research into the Chinese tradition. His work will be read and studied for years to come. The original essays presented here, which are substantive philosophical contributions in their own right, cover the full range of Ames’s scholarly output. They address methodological questions as well as specific issues in textual interpretation, including ample discussion of Ames’s most recent and provocative contribution: Confucian “role ethics.” In the final section of the book, Ames responds to each essay. The result is a conversation and engagement that both underscores the vitality of his thinking and indicates the directions it may take in the future. Altogether, this work provides a snapshot of a remarkable career—and an invitation to continue reflecting upon its meaning and importance. “This is an outstanding collection, critically and constructively engaging a scholar whose work has shaped the entire field of Chinese philosophy.” — Franklin Perkins, author of Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane: The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy