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Culture, Philosophy, and Chinese Medicine

Viennese Lectures

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Fengli Lan

Chinese medicine is a culturally dependent art of healing deeply rooted in the culture and philosophy of the country it originated from: China. This book has three independent but progressive parts, each bearing the title of one of the three courses taught by the author as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Vienna University, in the 2010-2011 winter semester, namely: Overview of Chinese Culture through Chinese Characters, Fundamental Concepts of Classical Chinese Philosophy and The Importance of Metaphors in Chinese Medicine, which are in the fields of philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and intercultural philosophy, aiming to reveal the essence of philosophy of Chinese language, classical Chinese philosophy and Chinese medicine within the context of a global, multicultural background. This book sums up the author’s research outcome of the last few years in an area of study on culture, philosophy and Chinese medicine which has been too often misunderstood or insufficiently emphasized.

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1 Examples: Ideographs………………………………………………………….25 2 Examples: "ℹ" and "⍝", "䰳", "䰡"…………………………………………..26 3 Creating Signific-Phonetics to Translate Chemical Elements…………………29 4 Naming Usages of the Eight Principles of “∌ Yong”…………………………35 5 Different Views of Heart in Hippocratic Corpus and Huang Di Nei Jing……108 6 Differences of Mo Tzu and his followers from Ordinary Knights-Errant........159 7 A Comparison of Some Quotations from Lao Tzu and Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen……………………………………………………………………………...198 8 A Comparison of Some Quotations from Chuang Tzu and Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen………………………………………………………………....…..201 9 Examples of Yin-Yang………………………………………………………...212 10 Pattern Identification According to Yin and Yang…………………………..213 11 Relating the Nature and Man to the Five Phases……………………………224 12 The Gap between Classical Chinese Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine………………………………………………………………………..252 13 Differences between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine…………….259 14 The Incompatible Thinking of Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine…274 15 Translations of “݁㆔㮣䈵䂪” &“㮣䈵ԩབ” by Different Translators…….362 16 Translations of Some Basic Concepts of Chinese Medicine…………….…..364 17 A Comparison between Standardized Translation Approved by WHO and Popular Translations in the West………………………………………………..365

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