Neo-confucianism - a Philosophical Introduction, Paperback / softback Book

Neo-confucianism - a Philosophical Introduction Paperback / softback

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Neo-Confucianism is a philosophically sophisticated tradition weaving classical Confucianism together with themes from Buddhism and Daoism.

It began in China around the eleventh century CE, played a leading role in East Asian cultures over the last millennium, and has had a profound influence on modern Chinese society.

Based on the latest scholarship but presented in accessible language, Neo-Confucianism: A Philosophical Introduction is organized around themes that are central in Neo-Confucian philosophy, including the structure of the cosmos, human nature, ways of knowing, personal cultivation, and approaches to governance.

The authors thus accomplish two things at once: they present the Neo-Confucians in their own, distinctive terms; and they enable contemporary readers to grasp what is at stake in the great Neo-Confucian debates.

This novel structure gives both students and scholars in philosophy, religion, history, and cultural studies a new window into one of the world's most important philosophical traditions.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental & Indian philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780745662497

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