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Chinese Philosophy: New Directions and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-4051-8551-6
164 pages
June 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This anthology presents the distinctive insights of Chinese philosophy and their relevance to contemporary issues in a range of areas: moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, environmental ethics, medicine and psychological health.
  • New, especially interdisciplinary research
  • Applies insights in Chinese philosophy from eminent scholars in the field of Chinese philosophy
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Preface (Chung-ying Cheng).

Introduction (Karyn L. Lai).

1. On Human Consciousness in Classical Chinese Philosophy: Developing Onto-Hermeneutics of the Human Person (Chung-ying Cheng).

2. Constructing "Chinese Philosophy" in Sino-European Cultural Exchange (Tang Yijie).

3. Drawing Insights From Chinese Medicine (Nathan Sivin).

4. Chinese Medicine and the Dynamic Conceptions of Health and Disease (William Herfel, Dianah Rodrigues and Yin Gao).

5. Understanding Change: the Interdependent Self in its Environment (Karyn L. Lai).

6. Environmental Ethics and Some Probing Questions for Traditional Chinese Philosophy (Lauren F. Pfister).

7. Virtues of Junzi (Antonio S. Cua).

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Karyn Lai specializes in early Confucian and Daoist philosophies. She has published broadly in that area and her book Learning from Chinese Philosophies (Ashgate Publishing, 2006) draws insights from Chinese philosophy and applies them to contemporary debates including in Environmental Ethics, Feminist philosophy and Social and Political philosophy. The contributing authors are eminent scholars in the field; they are Tang Yijie, Nathan Sivin, Chung-ying Cheng, Antonio Cua, Lauren Pfister, William Herfel, Dianah Rodrigues and Yin Gao.
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  • New, especially interdisciplinary research

  • Applies insights in Chinese philosophy from eminent scholars in the field of Chinese philosophy
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