Since the end of the nineteenth century, Chinese philosophy has experienced an intensely self-conscious creative transformation. Contemporary Chinese philosophers developed sophisticated positions in many central areas of philosophy and set out to reinterpret the complex inheritance of ancient Chinese philosophy. Contemporary Chinese Philosophy features leading scholars describing and critically assessing the works of sixteen major twentieth-century Chinese philosophers. The book explores these philosophers' attempts to revive and modernize the Confucian, Daoist, Mohist, Legalist, Logicist, Neo-Confucian, and Buddhist schools as well as their critiques of Western thinkers from Plato to Wittgenstein. It demonstrates that the values and achievements of Chinese philosophers offer a gateway to understanding the development of Chinese views of humanity and reality. This volume enables students and general readers to understand the rich and challenging diversity of issues and positions explored in contemporary Chinese philosophy.
Chung-Ying Cheng is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Philosophy. He is also founder of the International Society for Chinese Philosophy.
Nicholas Bunnin is director of the Philosophy Project at the Institute for Chinese Studies at Oxford University. He is chairman of the British Committee of the Philosophy Summer School in China: China Britain Australia.
Release date NZ
January 17th, 2002
Edited by Chung-Ying Cheng
Edited by Nicholas Bunnin
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