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    DescriptionThis engaging work of comparative philosophy brings together American pragmatism and Chinese philosophy in a way that generates new interpretations of Chinese philosophy and a fresh perspective on issues in process philosophy. Through an analysis of key terms, Haiming Wen argues that Chinese philosophical terminology is not simply a retrospective language that through a process of stipulation promises us knowledge of an existing world, but is also an open, prospective vocabulary that through productive associations allows philosophers to realize a desired world. Relying on this productive power of Chinese terminology, Wen introduces a new term: 'Confucian pragmatism.' Wen convincingly shows that although there is much that distinguishes American pragmatism from Confucian philosophy, there is enough conceptual overlap to make Confucian pragmatism a viable and exciting field of study.


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    Title
    Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Haiming Wen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 430
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739136447
    ISBN 10: 0739136445
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15470
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000, REL018000
    DC21: 181.112
    DC22: 181/.112
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 181.112
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI020000
    LC classification: B127.C65 W46 2009
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Thema V1.0: WZ, QDHA, QDHC, QDHR3
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Lexington Books
    Imprint name
    Lexington Books
    Publication date
    16 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Haiming Wen is assistant professor of philosophy at Renmin University of China
    Review quote
    In this far-reaching and nuanced work, Wen Haiming juxtaposes Chinese philosophy with the American traditions of pragmatic naturalism and process philosophy...this work is simultaneously a piece of critical scholarship and an original contribution to Chinese and comparative philosophy... In short, the moment to inaugurate a "newborn Chinese philosophical narrative" has arrived (219). This book serves as both an invitation and a rich, suggestive beginning to that project. Dao: A Journal Of Comparative Philosophy, (Published By Springe Haiming Wen has provided a lucid and perceptive discussion of the creative dimension of the Confucian tradition by correlating American pragmatism and Chinese thinking. The book is an outstanding contribuiton to comparative philosophy. -- Jiyuan Yu, State University of New York at Buffalo The publication of Haiming Wen's new book, Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and the World, is a major contribution to Confucian scholarship...the book brings an entirely fresh and promising new look to Confucian material.
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1 1. The Crisis of Creativity Chapter 2 2. Getting Past the Eclipse of Creativity: Acknowledging the Philosophical Fallacy Chapter 3 3. Intentionality/Meaning (yi) and Confucian Contextual Creativity Chapter 4 4. Feelings (qing) and the Importance of History, Particularity, and Emergence in Context Chapter 5 5. The Contextual Creativity of Key Philosophical Terms Chapter 6 6. Chinese Philosophical Sensibility Chapter 7 7. Chinese Metaphysical Creativity Chapter 8 8. Chinese Epistemological Creativity: Thinking-and-Feeling (Mind) and Experience Chapter 9 9. Confucian Pragmatism as a Post-Modern Comparative Philosophy