David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (4):572-593 (2006)
The existence of the Dao 道(the Way), according to the Yizhuan 易传 (the Commentary), is something intangible. The connotation of the Dao is the law of change caused by the interaction between yin and yang. The main functions of the Dao are "to change" and "to generate". The intangible refers to the law of change caused by the interaction between yin and yang, and the law is expressed by the divinatory symbolic system (卦爻符号, the trigrams or hexagrams). It is through the unique permutation of yin and yang lines of a trigram or hexagram that the law of change is explained as a universal model uniting celestial, terrestrial and human laws. The symbolic system is used to express the universal nature of continual generation of life
|Keywords||Chinese philosophy Commentary of the Book of Change yin and yang metaphysical|
No categories specified
(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
Wai-Ming Ng (1998). The Yin-Yang-Wu-Hsing Doctrine in the Textual Tradition of Tokugawa Japanese Agriculture. Asian Philosophy 8 (2):119 – 128.
Robin Wang (2005). Dong Zhongshu's Transformation of "Yin-Yang" Theory and Contesting of Gender Identity. Philosophy East and West 55 (2):209 - 231.
Peter R. Killeen (2003). The Yins and the Yangs of Science. Behavior and Philosophy 31:251 - 258.
Yang Qingzhong (2008). Possible Inspiration Offered by the Yin-Yang Theory of The Book of Changes (Yi Jing) Regarding the Course of Human Culture in the Twenty-First Century. Contemporary Chinese Thought 39 (3):23-38.
Gang Zhang (2011). Form and Formless: A Discussion with the Authors of Anticipating China. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (4):585-608.
Robin Wang (2005). Dong Zhongshu's Transformation Of. Philosophy East and West 55 (2).
Ronnie Littlejohn (2003). Daoist Philosophy. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Elizabeth Woo Li (2010). Yang, Lihua 楊立華, Qi-Rooted and Shen-Transformed: Commentary on Zhang Zai's Philosophy 氣本與神化:張載哲學述評. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (4):487-489.
Yun Chen (2009). Revealing the Dao of Heaven Through the Dao of Humans: Sincerity in the Doctrine of the Mean. [REVIEW] Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (4):537-551.
Ruohui Li (2011). On Laozi's Dao—An Attempt to Make Philosophy Speak Chinese. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (1):1-19.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads24 ( #197,094 of 1,941,077 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #197,987 of 1,941,077 )
How can I increase my downloads?