Learning for One's Self: Essays on the Individual in Neo-Confucian Thought

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Columbia University Press, 1991 - History - 461 pages
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This scientific detective story is the first book which explains clearly the science used by paleontologists, and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known----and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. Gillette's first-person account of the project answers the most frequently asked questions about Seismosaurus: How was it discovered? How do we know it is a new species? How did it die? Part catalogue of the workings of paleontological science in the 1990s, the book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

 

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Contents

Learning for Ones Self
1
The Self in NeoConfucian Discourse
25
Getting It Oneself
43
Individualism and Holism
71
Learning for Ones Self in the Yuan and Eurly Ming
99
Sagehood and the Self
119
Wang Chi and the Freedom of Innate Knowing
139
The Common Man as Sage
155
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Sten Odenwald, an astronomer with Raytheon ITSS, is currently the education and public outreach manager for the NASA IMAGE satellite program. He is the author of The Astronomy Cafe.

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