Anthology of Philosophical and Cultural Issues: An by Yijie Tang

By Yijie Tang

This book argues basic knowing of conventional chinese language philosophy should be completed via a concise elaboration of its fact, goodness and wonder; that goodness and sweetness in chinese language philosophy, mixed with the mixing of guy and heaven, wisdom and perform, surroundings and feeling, replicate a pursuit of an excellent target in conventional chinese language philosophy characterised by way of the concept mode uniting guy and nature.
This publication additionally discusses the anti-traditionalism of the may well Fourth circulation, explaining that the genuine price of “sagacity concept” in conventional chinese language philosophy, specifically in Neo-Confucianism within the tune and Ming dynasties, lies in its insights into common life. In addition, present rules, matters, terminologies, recommendations, and common sense of chinese language philosophical notion have been truly formed through Western philosophy. it is vital to be alienated from conventional prestige for the production of a doable “Chinese philosophy.” “Modern chinese language philosophy” within the Nineteen Thirties and Forties was once constituted of scholarly paintings that routinely endured instead of the normal discourse of chinese language philosophy. that's to assert, within the means of learning and adapting Western philosophy, chinese language philosophers remodeled chinese language philosophy from conventional to modern.
In the tip of the publication, the writer places ahead the assumption of a “New Axial Age.” He emphasizes that the rejuvenation of chinese language tradition we activity to pursue needs to be deeply rooted in our mainstream tradition with common values incorporating cultures of alternative international locations, specially the cultural essence of the West.

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Ibid (p. 106). e. westernization versus localization) and so on. The philosophical debate between Zhang Dongsun and Ye Qing in 1927 actually represented the clash between liberalism and radicalism. ” While Ye Qing criticized Zhang Dongsun’s theory from the point of view of the dialectic, he himself was also rejected for having distorted Marxism by orthodox Marxist Ai Siqi. Their philosophical debate was recorded in a book entitled Collection of the Debate on Dialectical Materialism edited by Zhang Dongsun.

374). Hu Shi, My Thoughts. Changchun: Jilin University Press, 1980 (p. 89). 3 III 29 unconditionally accept ‘wholesale-westernization’ which is an urgent task for all of us. ”15 At the same time, he also criticized modern Western culture and insisted on reviving the spirit of Chinese culture. He believed that Western culture had already reached its climax, encountered many dilemmas and difficulties, and resulted in pain and disasters, such as irrational economic phenomena, barren spirituality, strained human relations, battling against one another, exhausting natural resources and so on.

34 3 On Culturally-Hinged Forces During Cultural Transitional Periods In reviewing this history, we may draw the following conclusions: (1) During cultural transitions, diversification is usually the norm where healthy academic development is based on forces resulting from dynamic interactions between radicalism, liberalism and conservatism, which promote cultural development. (2) When they coexist, the merits of radicalism, liberalism and conservatism cannot be judged by a single value system, specially non-academic values, if they are to develop healthily.

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