David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Asian Social Science 6 (12):8 (2010)
In the Pre-Qin time, pursuing “Dao” was the main task in the scholarship of most of the ancient Chinese philosophers, while the Ancient Greek philosophers considered pursuing “Truth” as their ultimate goal. While the “Dao” in ancient Chinese texts and the “Truth” in ancient Greek philosophic literature do share or cross-cover certain connotations, there are subtle and important differences between the two comparable philosophic concepts. These differences have deep and profound impact on the later development of Chinese and Western philosophy and culture respectively. Interestingly, while the modern Chinese philosophy has gradually accepted and established the Western conception of “Truth” on its way towards modernization, the “post-modern” Western philosophy is just undergoing a process of deconstructing its traditional concept of “Truth”, thus, in a certain sense, going closer to the traditional Chinese “Dao”. From a comparative, relative and dynamic perspective, there could possibly be a fusion of horizon between the Chinese “Dao” and the Western “Truth”.
|Keywords||Chinese Philosophy Dao Truth Pre-Qin Time post-modern|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Weidong Yu & Jin Xu (2009). Morality and Nature: The Essential Difference Between the Dao of Chinese Philosophy and Metaphysics in Western Philosophy. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):360-369.
Yu Weidong, Xu Jin & Zhang Lin (2009). Morality and Nature: The Essential Difference Between the Dao of Chinese Philosophy and Metaphysics in Western Philosophy. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):360 - 369.
Chenggui Li (2006). Three Sources of Wisdom of Chinese Traditional Virtue and a Contemporary Examination. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (3):341-365.
Keqian Xu (2011). A Different Type of Individualism in Zhuangzi. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):445-462.
Chenyang Li (2008). The Ideal of Harmony in Ancient Chinese and Greek Philosophy. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 7 (1):81-98.
Shuren Wang (2009). The Roots of Chinese Philosophy and Culture — an Introduction to “ Xiang ” and “ Xiang Thinking”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (1):1-12.
Wu Kuang-ming (2010). “Let Chinese Thinking Be Chinese, Not Western”: Sine Qua Non to Globalization. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (2):193-209.
Fang Zhao-hui & David R. Schiller (2002). A Critical Reflection on the Systematics of Traditional Chinese Learning. Philosophy East and West 52 (1):36-49.
Fulin Chao (2006). On the Origin and Development of the Idea of “de” in Pre-Qin Times. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (2):161-184.
Wen Haiming & William Keli’I. Akina (2012). A Naturalist Version of Confucian Morality for Human Rights. Asian Philosophy 22 (1):1-14.
Xize Deng (2011). On the Problem of the Meaning of Life in “Chinese Philosophy”. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):609-627.
Tang Yijie, Brian Bruya & Hai-ming Wen (2003). Emotion in Pre-Qin Ruist Moral Theory: An Explanation of "Dao Begins in Qing". Philosophy East and West 53 (2):271-281.
Liu Junping & Qin Ping (2005). Contemporary Chinese Studies of Xiong Shili. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 5 (1):159-172.
Added to index2011-08-10
Total downloads366 ( #3,765 of 1,789,925 )
Recent downloads (6 months)20 ( #40,112 of 1,789,925 )
How can I increase my downloads?