Beyond Oneness and Difference: Li and Coherence in Chinese Buddhist Thought and Its Antecedents (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))

Beyond Oneness and Difference: Li and Coherence in Chinese Buddhist Thought and Its Antecedents (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))

Brook Ziporyn


Continues the author’s inquiry into the advance of the chinese language philosophical thought Li, concluding in track and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.
Beyond Oneness and Difference considers the advance of 1 of the most important options of chinese language highbrow heritage, Li. A seize of the unusual heritage of this time period and its probably conflicting implications—as oneness and differentiation, because the knowable and as what transcends wisdom, because the stable and because the transcendence of fine and undesirable, as order and as omnipresence—raises questions about the main simple development blocks of our considering. This exploration begun within the book’s spouse quantity, Ironies of Oneness and Difference, which exact how formative Confucian and Daoist thinkers approached and demarcated suggestions of coherence, order, and price, making a choice on either ironic and non-ironic traits within the elaboration of those middle principles. within the current quantity, Brook Ziporyn is going directly to study the consequences of Li as they advance in Neo-Daoist metaphysics and in chinese language Buddhism, eventually turning into foundational to music and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism, the orthodox ideology of overdue imperial China. Ziporyn’s interrogation is going past research to bare the unsuspected variety of human considering on those such a lot basic different types of ontology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

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