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An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
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"Van Norden's book is a very good introduction to the classical Chinese thinkers, especially for those interested in the Chinese-Western comparative approach. It is much stronger on the Confucians (especially Mengzi and Xunzi), Mozi, and the school of names than on the Daoists, and I highly recommend it as an introductory text for further study. Get this from a library! An introduction to Chinese philosophy. [Karyn L Lai] -- This introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn ( BCE) and Warring States ( BCE) periods in.

Get this from a library! An introduction to Chinese philosophy. [Karyn Lai] -- This comprehensive introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn ( BCE) and Warring States ( BCE). This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is most important, it ranges .

The Tao Te Ching has a long and complex textual history. Known versions and commentaries date back two millennia, including ancient bamboo, silk, and paper manuscripts discovered in the twentieth century. Internal structure. The Tao Te Ching is a short text of around 5, Chinese characters in 81 brief chapters or sections (章). There is some Author: Laozi (traditionally credited). AN INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to introduce prospective students to the basics of Chinese philosophy and religion. Through familiarity with the development of Chinese intellectual history, students will be able to further explore the Chinese spirit and mental Size: 70KB.


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An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy is the most comprehensive book of its kind. Highly accessible, the text takes an analytical approach to successfully demystify the themes of ancient Chinese philosophy and unravel the complexities of early Chinese by: This second edition of An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy presents a comprehensive introduction to key ideas and arguments in early Chinese philosophy.

Written in clear, accessible language, it explores philosophical traditions including Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism, and how they have shaped Chinese thought/5(2). This second edition of An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy presents a comprehensive introduction to key ideas and arguments in early Chinese philosophy.

Written in clear, accessible language, it explores philosophical traditions including Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism, and how they have shaped Chinese by: When I began writing introductory philosophy books in the late s, the only introductions that were readily available were The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell, which was published inand a book called Philosophy Made Simple – which was actually a good book, but people found the title off-putting because it sounded like it.

An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy - by Karyn Lai March We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy This comprehensive introduction to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn (– BCE) and Warring States (– BCE) periods in China, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism and Legalism.

It considers concepts, themes. "This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge.

Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy book is most important.

Your own book, The Path, has quickly become a bestselling book. There’s obviously a wider audience for Chinese philosophy books. Could you say something about your book and its reception.

I think you’re right, there really is an interest out there, now, in understanding Chinese philosophy and its complexities. Good introduction The book does its job: introduce the Western audience to the fascinating history of classical Chinese philosophy, covering most of the important philosophers during and shortly before and during the Warring States Period (BCE)/5.

Each section presents the basic features of the kind of philosophy in question, followed by extensive discussions and translations from relevant Chinese works, creating intrinsic connections between eras and opening a powerful vision of the intricate unfolding of Chinese thought.

The book inspires and challenges while engaging and clarifying an Brand: Bloomsbury Academic. Introduction. Chinese philosophy has a history of several thousand years. Its origins are often traced back to the Yi Jing (the Book of Changes), an ancient compendium of divination, which introduced some of the most fundamental terms of Chinese philosophy.

Its age can only be estimated, but it certainly draws from an oracular tradition that. An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy Karyn L. Lai This comprehensive introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn ( BCE) and Warring States ( BCE) periods in China, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, and Legalism.

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han ing accessibility with the latest scholarship, Paul Goldin, one of the world’s leading authorities on the history of Chinese philosophy, places these works in rich context as.

Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy by Bryan W. Van Norden. This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge.

Focusing on the period in. It is noteworthy that the two most recent textbooks that bear this title, the current one by Karyn Lai, and one by JeeLoo Liu (, Blackwell; also reviewed on NDPR), limit themselves to introducing the reader to early Chinese philosophy (Warring States period through the Han -- roughly 5 th century BCE through 3 rd century CE) and the early schools of Chinese Buddhism.

This second edition of An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy presents a comprehensive introduction to key ideas and arguments in early Chinese philosophy. Written in clear, accessible language, it explores philosophical traditions including Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism and Chinese Buddhism, and how they have shaped Chinese : Cambridge University Press.

The Dialogues (Gorgias, Meno, Theatetus, Sophist, Symposium, Phaedrus, Timaeus, The Republic) – Plato. “Plato, the greatest philosopher of ancient Greece, was born in Athens in or B.C.E. to an aristocratic family. He studied under Socrates, who appears as a character in many of his dialogues.

He attended Socrates’ trial and that. This new edition offers expanded selections from the works of Kongzi (Confucius), Mengzi (Mencius), Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), and Xunzi (Hsun Tzu); two new works, the dialogues Robber Zhi and White Horse; a concise general introduction; brief introductions to, and selective bibliographies for, each work; and four appendices that shed light on important figures, /5(3).

This book provides an unmatched introduction to eight of the most important works of classical Chinese philosophy—the Analects of Confucius, Mozi, Mencius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi, and Han Feizi. Combining accessibility with the latest scholarship, Paul Goldin, one of the world's leading authorities on the history of Chinese philosophy.

Buy Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy UK ed. by Bryan W. Van Norden (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(19). Chinese philosophy, the thought of Chinese culture, from earliest times to the keynote in Chinese philosophy is humanism: man and his society have occupied, if not monopolized, the attention of Chinese philosophers throughout the ages.

Ethical and political discussions have overshadowed any metaphysical speculation. It must quickly be added. The book should be a very useful textbook in any undergraduate course on Chinese philosophy.' Kwong-Loi Shun, Chinese University of Hong Kong 'A clear, fluent, well-argued and well-organized presentation of core ideas and main positions in Classical Chinese Philosophy, highly readable and quite stimulating for any student interested in Chinese /5(31).This lucid introduction to early Chinese thought offers historical, textual and conceptual analyses of the schools of Classical Chinese philosophy, illuminating their basic themes, theories, and arguments and providing readers with an intellectual bridge between Chinese and /5(19).