Hermeneutical Thinking in Chinese Philosophy
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Devoted to studying the emergence and flourishing of new humanistically informed developments in philosophical hermeneutics within contemporary Chinese philosophy
- Hermeneutics can be defined as the analysis of obstacles to understanding
- Addresses questions about the nature of philosophical understanding and the diversity of hermeneutic options in Chinese indigenous teachings - including Ruist (“Confucian”), Daoist, and Chinese Buddhist realms of exploration
- Includes an insightful discussion of a “dialectics of harmonization” that gives structure to Ruist and Daoist philosophies and forms of life by Chung-ying Cheng and Zhuangzi by Kuang-ming as well as a number of new pieces written by philosophers and sinologists active in evaluating basic orientations toward philosophical understanding in China