Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane : The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy the Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy
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.
- Electronic book text | 312 pages
- 23 May 2014
- Indiana University Press
- United States
"Much of the richness of the book lies in its strikingly original readings of familiar texts, and the deeply attentive analysis of key problems in these texts that are illuminated by reading them in relation to Chinese 'problems of evil." Aaron D. Stalnaker, Indiana University Bloomington"
About Associate Professor of Philosophy Franklin Perkins
Franklin Perkins is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. He is author of Leibniz and China: A Commerce of Light and Leibniz: A Guide for the Perplexed.