Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Ironies of Oneness and Difference: Coherence in Early Chinese Thought; Prolegomena to the Study of Li (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Brook Ziporyn


supplying a bracing growth of horizons, this ebook screens the unsuspected variety of human pondering at the most simple different types of expertise. the best way early chinese language thinkers approached innovations equivalent to one and lots of, sameness and distinction, self and different, and inner and exterior stand in stark distinction to the way in which parallel thoughts entrenched in a lot of recent considering built in Greek and ecu notion. Brook Ziporyn strains the distinct and striking philosophical trips present in the works of the formative Confucian and Daoist thinkers again to a triumphing set of assumptions that has a tendency to work out questions of identification, price, and knowledge—the material of ontology, ethics, and epistemology in different traditions—as all finally in terms of questions on coherence in a single shape or one other. Mere wisdom of the way many various methods humans can imagine and feature thought of those different types is itself a video game changer for our personal attitudes towards what's thinkable for us. the particular inhabitation and mastery of those replacement modes of pondering is an excellent better experience in highbrow and experiential enlargement.

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