A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought

A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought : A Philosophical Interpretation

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This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory. It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and the familiar moral-political disputes. Hansen's unified approach uncovers a philosophical sophistication in Daoism that traditional accounts have overlooked. The Daoist theory treats the imperious intuitionism that alienates critical thinkers as a feature of Confucianism alone. Freed from the view that Confucianism is the core of Chinese thought and from myopic Confucian interpretations, Chinese thinkers emerge as unmistakably philosophical.show more

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  • Hardback
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
  • OXFORD UNIV PR
  • English
  • 0195067290
  • 9780195067293

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