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New Essays in Chinese Philosophy

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Edited By Hsueh-li Cheng

New Essays in Chinese Philosophy explores various facets of Chinese thought which have received dynamic and creative scholarly attention in the recent past. It argues that Chinese culture is not «logic-less». The Confucian perception of moral sense and of reason can be revitalized to meet current challenges. The book displays the religiosity of Confucian philosophy and explains why contemporary Confucianists may become Christians, and vice versa. It also illuminates the Taoist and Buddhist concepts of the universe by comparing Chinese and Western metaphysics, and expounds how the ideas of yin, yang and harmony in Chinese tradition are consistent with recent advances in science.

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PART SIX: REVITALIZING AND RECONSTRUCTING CHINESE PHILOSOPHY 219

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Part Six Revitalizing and Reconstructing Chinese Philosophy This page intentionally left blank Chapter Thirteen CONFUCIANISM AND MODERNIZATION Chung-ying Cheng University of Hawaii at Manoa Basic Considerations Confucian ethics has been gradually ...

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