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spirit of Chinese philosophy

Yu-lan Fung

spirit of Chinese philosophy

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtrans. by E.R. Hughes.
The Physical Object
Pagination224p.
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13696833M

Zhuangzi even denied the existence of anything valuable in the physical world. Roth and A. Because, for Lao, the ultimate concern in Chinese culture is virtue completion or actualization, knowledge and arts are merely instruments for moral practices. Originally published inthis tried and true translation only covers the inner chapters but is very solid, meticulously researched, and reads quite well.

If culture is defined as a cultural spirit, which is value consciousness, it means that all members share and manifest the same values in their cultural behavior, for as long as they are conformists. They are all used for the sake of moral actualization. I love this book, absolutely love it. This, however, is far from the truth. In the four centuries preceding the first empire, a new type of ruler emerged intent on breaking the power of the aristocrats and reforming their state's bureaucracies. According to Bruce Lee, simplicity is the key to contentment and self-development.

Nietzsche identifies the new species of philosophers that he sees coming as "attempters," free spirits who will shun dogmatism and embrace the hardships of independence of mind and spirit. A wisdom-oriented spirit is a spirit that pursues objective knowledge. What did you think of this article? The Confucian emphasis on the moral self leads to a hierarchical relation, which is the social and cultural order according to the principle of li. These people often need "masks" to disguise their true nature.


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The book says if you can get all mainkind to recognise right and justice, as a force higher than physical force, and moral obligation as something which must be obeyed, then the use of physical force will become unnecessary; then there will be no militarism in the world.

But probably the most influential and original of these schools was the Chan sect, which had an even stronger impact in Japan as the Zen sect. Harold Roth, the author of a wonderful translation of the Neiye Inner Cultivation chapter in the Guanzi, has collected and commented on the notes here.

Thus against criminals and savages a certain amount of physical or police force and militarism will always be necessary in every country and in the world.

Lao claimed that most contemporary Chinese scholars failed to diagnose the problem of Chinese culture. He attempts to goad Lee into a duel on the boat. Lao regarded it as the first complete work on the history of Chinese philosophy because, according to him, all previous writings about the history of Chinese philosophy focused on its history rather than on the reconstruction of its philosophical problems.

Moreover, Lao assumed that Chinese scholars or philosophers—most of whom were social elites—determined the nature of the Chinese cultural spirit. Tang Junyi. He chooses to do this by picking on and brutalizing the smaller Chinese stewards and cabin boys. This, however, is far from the truth.

The overemphasis on authority prevents the development of modern natural science, which constantly falsifies previous theories.

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Philosophers are at their best when they are questioning themselves and freeing their spirits from their prejudices. Essentially, then, our will to knowledge is built upon, and is even a refinement of, our will to ignorance.

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Self-transformation, however, can simply be achieved by the enlightenment. One need only to acknowledge the fact that human nature is good, and one needs to actualize his own moral capacity by following certain teachings. The moral self-manifests freedom through moral actualization or virtue completion.

However, this journey is filled with obstacles, and making mistakes is a necessary part of learning how to overcome them. On the contrary, he urged them to think for themselvesso they can reach to their own conclusions from their first-hand experiences.

As long as one can maintain the mastery of the mind over the body, one can act morally. Today, we praise or blame an action primarily based on its motives. This way we can live more in the present, as well as gather experiences that will help us grow into wiser individuals.

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For example, the early 20th century Chinese reformer Liang Qichao argued that Western constitutional monarchies are consistent with traditional Confucian ethics, while Mou Zongsan tried to reinterpret Confucianism with the help of Kantian ethics.

Value judgments are unconditional. Only for the advanced Zhuangzi connoiseur who is reading the Chinese. His wish to perfect his flying results in being outcast from his group.图书Chinese Philosophy: Its Spirit And Its Development 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐.

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In the following remarks I shall speak more specifically about Chinese philosophy. There is a main current in the history of Chinese philosophy, which may be called the spirit of Chinese philosophy.