Studies in Chinese Philosophy and Philosophical Literature
Graham addresses several fundamental problems in classical Chinese philosophy, and in the nature and structure of the classical Chinese language. These inquiries and reflections are both broad based and detailed. Two sources of continuity bring these seemingly disparate parts into a coherent and intelligible whole. First, Graham addresses that set of fundamental philosophical questions that have been the focus of dispute in the tradition, and that have defined its character: What is the nature of human nature? What can we through linguistic and philosophical scrutiny discover about the date and composition of some of the major texts? What sense can we make of the Kung-sun Lung sophistries?
A second source of coherence is Graham's identification and articulation of those basic and often unconscious presuppositions that ground our own tradition. By so doing, he enables readers to break free from the limits of their own conceptual universe and to explore in the Chinese experience a profoundly different world view.
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THE BACKGROUND OF THE MENCIAN THEORY
THE NUNGCHIA t SCHOOL OF THE TILLERS
THE ORIGINS OF THE LEGEND OF LAO TAN
THREE STUDIES OF KUNGSUN LUNG
n A FIRST READING OF THE WHITE HORSE
iii KUNGSUN LUNGS DISCOURSE REREAD
THE DATE AND COMPOSITION OF LIEHTZU f1
Passages shared by Liehtzu and other texts
Part j Linguistic evidence of date
The composition of Liehtzu
HOW MUCH OF CHUANGTZU DID
BEING IN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY COMPARED
RELATING CATEGORIES TO QUESTION FORMS
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