Li Yong (1627-1705) and Epistemological Dimensions of Confucian Philosophy

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Stanford University Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 285 pages
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Deeply troubled by the social, political and intellectual conditions of his time, the Confucian philosopher and teacher Li Yong (1627-1705) was committed to establishing and defending the proper content of Confucian philosophy. This study has three separate but interrelated aims: to offer a methodological approach for comparative philosophy on the level of the philosophical system; to examine Confucian philosophy as a philosophical system, with emphasis on its epistemological dimensions; and to use the thought of a particular thinker as an example of how the Confucian tradition was appropriated by individual thinkers. Throughout, the author employs insights from anthropological theory and draws on Western philosophy to illuminate Confucian ideas and assumptions and to provide cross-cultural comparisons and contrasts.
 

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Contents

The Learning of the Sages
26
To Teach
92
To Learn
178
Concluding Observations
223
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Anne D. Birdwhistell is Professor of Philosophy and Asian Civilization at Stockton College of New Jersey.

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