Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Second Edition)


Author: Philip J. Ivanhoe,Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207806
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
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This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues 'Robber Zhi' and 'White Horse'; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, periods, texts, and terms in Chinese thought.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy


Author: Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603846158
Category:
Page: 289
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This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges over of rich set of competing options. It also, with admirable self-consciousness, presents a number of daring attempts to relate those options to philosophical figures and movements from the West. I recommend it very highly. --Lee H. Yearley, Walter Y. Evans-Wentz Professor, Religious Studies, Stanford University --- A substantial and highly accessible introduction to the indigenous philosophies of China. Van Norden shares his clear distillations of classical Chinese philosophies using conceptual frameworks many will find familiar. This reader-friendly book sets the historical and cultural contexts for the philosophies discussed, and includes appendices, study questions, and imaginative scenarios, which aid us in appreciating some of the most important philosophy ever developed. --Ann Pirruccello, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego --- This lucid introduction to early Chinese thought offers historical, textual and conceptual analyses of the schools of Classical Chinese philosophy, illuminating their basic themes, theories, and arguments and providing readers with an intellectual bridge between Chinese and Western thought. Introductory texts such as this are especially needed today, as the study of philosophy faces the challenges of globalization and the urgent need for dialogue among different philosophical traditions. --- An ideal text for introductory courses, this book will also inspire graduate students, scholars and experts in philosophy in general, and Chinese Philosophy in particular, with its theoretical insights and comparative methodology. --Vincent Shen, Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Departments of Philosophy and East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Tao-te-king

das Buch vom Sinn und Leben
Author: Laozi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868200553
Category:
Page: 141
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The Ways of Confucianism

Investigations in Chinese Philosophy
Author: David S. Nivison,Bryan William Van Norden
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 9780812693409
Category: Philosophy
Page: 339
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Is human nature good or evil? Does knowledge guarantee right action, or can humans do what is wrong when they know what is right? What parts should teachers, classic texts, and our own moral intuitions play in our ethical cultivation? Confucianism is one of the world's most influential philosophical traditions, offering profound and challenging insights on human nature, virtue, and the foundations of civilization. In The Ways of Confucianism, David S. Nivison brings out the exciting variety within Confucian thought, as he interprets and elucidates key thinkers from over two thousand years, from Confucius himself, through Mencius and Xunzi, to Wang Yangming, Dai Zhen, and Zhang Xuecheng.

Gespräche


Author: Konfuzius
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535100205
Category:
Page: 234
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»Lernen und nicht denken ist nichtig. Denken und nicht lernen ist ermüdend.«... "Lunyu" heißt das bedeutende Werk über die Lehre des Konfuzius...

Traditionelle Chinesische Medizin


Author: Paul U. Unschuld
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340665603X
Category: Medical
Page: 128
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Dieses Buch erläutert Ursprung und Geschichte der Chinesischen Medizin von ihren Anfängen in der Antike bis in die Gegenwart. Es schildert ihre Eigenart als säkularer Gegenentwurf zu dem bis heute in China weit verbreiteten Glauben an den Einfluß von Göttern, Ahnen und Dämonen auf die Gesundheit der Lebenden und verdeutlicht die spezifisch chinesische Weltanschauung, die dieser Heilkunde zugrunde liegt. Der Autor zeigt die Gründe auf für die zwei Jahrtausende währende Vielfalt therapeutischer Ansätze in der chinesischen Kultur und den Bedeutungsverlust der Chinesischen Medizin vor dem Hintergrund der chinesischen Reformpolitik im 20. Jahrhundert, und er beschreibt die kreative Rezeption der sogenannten Traditionellen Chinesischen Medizin in den westlichen Industrienationen seit den 1970er Jahren.

Tod einer roten Heldin

Roman
Author: Xiaolong Qiu
Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag
ISBN: 3552058060
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Oberinspektor Chen ermittelt in einem mysteriösen Mordfall: Das Opfer, Guan Hongying, war Leiterin einer Kosmetikabteilung und Modellarbeiterin - als Heldin der Arbeit ein politisches Vorbild. In ihrem Wäscheschrank findet Chen bürgerlich-dekadente Reizwäsche und ein Bündel erotischer Fotos. Keine Frage: ein brisanter Fall, der bis in die höchsten poitischen Kreise führt. Shanghai 1990, eine Stadt an der Schwelle zwischen Kommunismus und Kapitalismus: Qiu Xiaolongs spannender Kriminalroman führt den Leser mitten in das chinesische Alltagsleben - eine fesselnde Krimi-Sensation.

Alle Menschen sind gleich - erfolgreiche nicht

Die verblüffenden kulturellen Ursachen von Erfolg
Author: Amy Chua,Jed Rubenfeld
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593501171
Category: Political Science
Page: 318
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Warum sind Einwanderer aus China und dem Iran Gewinnertypen und die aus anderen Nationen oft nicht? »Tigermutter« Amy Chua und ihr Mann Jed Rubenfeld haben eine überraschende Antwort. Erfolg hat, wer drei Dinge mit auf den Weg bekommt: das Gefühl kollektiver Überlegenheit, gepaart mit einer tiefen Unsicherheit gegenüber der neuen Gesellschaft und nicht zuletzt einer guten Portion Selbstdisziplin. Das Gute: Das Erfolgsprinzip ist kulturell geprägt, aber dennoch übertragbar und kann uns auch hierzulande eine Lehre sein. Vorausgesetzt, wir haben den nötigen Biss!

Schrift und Sprache der Chinesen


Author: Bernhard Karlgren
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662006693
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 119
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Inhalt: Die Fr}hstufe der Sprache. Wortbildung. Schrift. Synthax. Die Kunst der Rede.

Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane

The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy
Author: Franklin Perkins
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253011760
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
View: 368

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That bad things happen to good people was as true in early China as it is today. Franklin Perkins uses this observation as the thread by which to trace the effort by Chinese thinkers of the Warring States Period (c.475-221 BCE), a time of great conflict and division, to seek reconciliation between humankind and the world. Perkins provides rich new readings of classical Chinese texts and reflects on their significance for Western philosophical discourse.

Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Sabina Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199913137
Category: History
Page: 160
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Perhaps nowhere else has literature been as conscious a collective endeavor as in China, and China's survival over three thousand years may owe more to its literary traditions than to its political history. This Very Short Introduction tells the story of Chinese literature from antiquity to the present, focusing on the key role literary culture played in supporting social and political concerns. Embracing traditional Chinese understandings of literature as encompassing history and philosophy as well as poetry and poetics, storytelling, drama, and the novel, Sabina Knight discusses the philosophical foundations of literary culture as well as literature's power to address historical trauma and cultivate moral and sensual passions. From ancient historical records through the modernization and globalization of Chinese literature, Knight draws on lively examples to underscore the close relationship between ethics and aesthetics, as well as the diversity of Chinese thought. Knight also illuminates the role of elite patronage; the ways literature has served the interests of specific groups; and questions of canonization, language, nationalism, and cross-cultural understanding. The book includes Chinese characters for names, titles, and key terms.

Eastern Philosophy

The Basics
Author: Victoria S. Harrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415587328
Category: Philosophy
Page: 199
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Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the 'self'? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.

Confluence

Online Journal of World Philosophies
Author: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach,James Maffie,Geeta Ramana
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 3495468013
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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Dieses englischsprachige Online-Journal erscheint zweimal im Jahr und bietet ausschließlich Originalbeiträge zu Themen der interkulturellen und komparativen Philosophie. Das ausführliche Konzept, den internationalen wissenschaftlichen Beirat sowie Band 1 als open-access-PDF finden Sie auf der Website confluence-journal.com. Band 1 enthält unter anderem folgende Beiträge: Intercultural Philosophy: A Conceptual Clarification R.A. Mall The Philosophical Roots of Racial Essentialism and Its Legacy N. Zack Symposium: Does the Concept of 'Truth' have Value in the Pursuit of Cross-Cultural Philosophy? H. Rosemont, Jr., J. Maffie, J. Maraldo, S. Thakchoe Book Review: An Amazing Piece of Comparative Philosophy (S.B. Oluwule, Socrates and Orunmila) H. Kimmerle Survey article: Red Wisdom: Highlighting Recent Writing in Native American Philosophy B.Y. Burkhart

The Essential Mengzi

Selected Passages with Traditional Commentary
Author: Mengzi,Bryan W. Van Norden
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872209857
Category: History
Page: 200
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This abridged edition of Bryan Van Norden's translation of the Mengzi (Mencius) provides the most frequently studied portions of the work along with relevant passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi -- one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism. A glossary and bibliography are also included.

The Daodejing of Laozi


Author: Laozi,Philip J. Ivanhoe
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207011
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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A Daoist classic that has had a profound influence on Chinese thought, the Laozi or Daodejing, evolved into its present form sometime around the third century BCE and continues to enjoy great popularity throughout East Asia and beyond. Philip J Ivanhoe's lucid and philosophically-minded interpretation and commentary offer fresh insights into this classic work. In the substantial introduction and numerous notes, Ivanhoe draws attention to the issues at play in the text, often relating them to contemporary philosophical discussions and directing the reader to related passages within the Daodejing and to other works of the period. The Language Appendix, unique to this edition, offers eight translations of the opening passage by well-known and influential scholars and explains, line-by-line, how each might have reached his particular interpretation.