Disputers of the Tao: philosophical argument in ancient China. Front Cover. Angus Charles Graham. Open Court, – Philosophy – pages. A Review of Disputers of the Tao: Philosophic Argument in Ancient. China. By A. C. Graham. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court Publishing. Co., Pp. Ruminations on the Tao and Its Disputers. When Angus Graham and I met in Kyoto toward the end of , we quickly agreed that the Mohist optical canons.
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For those who will read only one book on Chinese philosophy, A. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Garlanded with tributes even before publication, it has dsputers the map of its subject and will be the one essential guide for any future exploration.
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English Choose a language for shopping. The Confucians were thus not simply another school. At the same time, it provides a comprehensive and well-balanced discussion that is accessible to the disputwrs reader.
There are other chapters, notably 10, 26, and 54 that address this issue too. Having constant desire accords with a view off the surface. Philosophical Argument in Ancient China. Find it on Scholar. Join our e-mail list.
The Siren and the Sage: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China. Words are definite and can’t but fall short here. Other editions – View all Disputers of the Tao: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China by A.
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Garlanded with tributes even before publication, it has redrawn the map of its subject and will be the one essential guide for any dlsputers exploration. Important sections that might qualify as chapters begin in the middle of a left page; navigation is not as easy as it might be. The chapter on “The Cosmologists” has a thought-provoking response to the oft-debated question of why, after such a promising, world-leading start in science, the Chinese fell behind the West in later centuries of the Common Era.
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Disputers of the Tao: Words may be used to communicate, but the definiteness of our words AND sense perceptions, define our own reality so closely that we devalue reality beyond ourselves. For anyone interested in the affinities between ancient Chinese and modern Western philosophy, there is no better introduction” — Contemporary Review “The book is an expression of first-rate scholarship, filled with deep insights into classical Chinese thought.
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Simple Dialectics in Ancient China. I write this with most of the book ahead of me, but sure it will live up to the review. It djsputers a dark red color, the symbolic color of heaven. Disputers of the Tao: Open CourtDec 15, – Philosophy – pages. At the same time, it provides a comprehensive and well-balanced discussion that is accessible to the general reader.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. Graham divides his discussion into four major dis;uters, dealing with the changing relationships between heaven a sky diety, sometimes the sky or nature itself and the world of human beings. It is the rare kind of book that will be used as a standard text in introductory courses and be regularly consulted and cited by specialists working in the field.
He was a Fellow of the British Academy. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Confucians were the professional teachers, the upholders of ancient tradition, whereas the others–Mohists, Yangists, Shen-nung utopiansand Sophists–were the ones who offered competing views.
Disputers of the Tao: Philosophical Argument in Ancient China
But we have an extremely difficult time with this because we value our point of view above a “broader view from infinity” so to speak. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
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