Late classical Chinese thought /

Late Classical Chinese Thought surveys prominent issues and outlooks during the culminating period of classical Chinese philosophy, the third century bc. The book presents novel, informative perspectives on Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, Legalism, and other movements in early Chinese thought while al...

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Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Fraser, Chris (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2023]
Series:Oxford history of philosophy.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Series page
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Dedication page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chronology
  • Abbreviations
  • Citation Conventions
  • Introduction
  • Historical Background
  • The Texts
  • Chapter Overview
  • 1. The Way
  • Dào and Nature
  • Dào as 'Given' by Nature
  • Dào and People's 'Nature'
  • Dào as the 'Source'
  • The Craft Conception of Dào
  • Dào as a Cultural Construct
  • Pragmatic Pluralism about Dào
  • 2. The State
  • Origin of the State
  • Methods of Rule
  • Legalism
  • Responses to Legalism
  • The Self-So Community
  • 3. Ethics
  • Xúnzǐ: Social Roles, Propriety, and Duty
  • Role Ethics in the Guǎnzǐ
  • Nurturing Life
  • Sòng Xíng and 'Characteristic Desires'
  • Later Mohist Consequentialism
  • Rejecting 'Morality' to Follow Dào
  • Wandering in Dào and Virtue
  • 4. Ethical Cultivation
  • Ethical Cultivation as a Social Project
  • Lǚ's Annals: Desire, Patterns, and Education
  • Xúnzǐ: Virtue through 'Transformation'
  • The Dào of Stillness
  • Psychology and Dào in the Zhuāngzǐ
  • 5. Epistemology
  • Knowledge and Doubt in the Later Mohist Dialectics
  • Xúnzǐ on Epistemic Expertise
  • Epistemic Virtue in the Annals
  • 'Understanding' and Scepticism in Zhuāngzǐ
  • 6. Language and Logic
  • Correcting Names
  • Semantic Theory
  • Logic and Argumentation
  • Glossary
  • For Further Reading
  • Appendix: The Sources
  • Index