A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation

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A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation

A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought A Philosophical Interpretation This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher s sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning That dual goal Hansen argues requi

  • Title: A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation
  • Author: Chad Hansen
  • ISBN: 9780195134193
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher s sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and the familThis ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher s sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory It must provide a single coherent account of the issues that motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and the familiar moral political disputes Hansen s unified approach uncovers a philosophical sophistication in Daoism that traditional accounts have overlooked.

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    1. Matthew Palombo on said:

      This is one of the best contemporary interpretations of classical daoist thought. Hansen challenges the traditional interpretation of classical daoism being a kind of mystical, esoteric monism and interprets it from a Wittgenstinian perspective. Hansen is one of the best American-born daoist philosophers today. He is chair of the philosophy department at the University of Hong Kong and considered by some to be the reincarnation of Zuangzi. This book is not for beginners but if you have read some [...]

    2. Jeremy Lent on said:

      Chad Hansen claims he’s going to shake up traditional views on Chinese thought (even modern ones such as A.C. Graham and B.I. Schwartz). Well, I’m not sure if he succeeded in that, and I found both Graham and Schwartz more accessible and clearer in their surveys of classical Chinese thinking.Nevertheless, Hansen’s work was well worth the effort. What I found most valuable is his approach to the linkage of thought and language. Hansen takes a strong Whorfian approach (one which I agree with [...]

    3. Samuel on said:

      Wonderful text on chinese textsomething to com back toLW, Nietzsche and Heidigger are all entering the east

    4. Paul Gibson on said:

      There are several must reads for dedicated students of ancient Chinese philosophy and this is one. It is original, the author outspoken. The author's expertise in philosophy, sinology and linguistics are remarkable, and his arguments are as important as they are entertaining; even when I'm not sure I agree.This is not an easy read. A prerequisite to reading this book is A.C. Graham's, Disputers of the Tao. In many ways this book parallels and responds to it. Both books span centuries of ancient [...]

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