Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World

Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World

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This 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.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 347 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739136461
  • 9780739136461

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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.... 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 Yushow more

About Haiming Wen

Haiming Wen is assistant professor of philosophy at Renmin University of Chinashow more

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