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Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (3):343-359 (2009)
|Abstract||Unlike traditional Western philosophy, which places no special emphasis on the importance of family structure, traditional Chinese philosophy represented by Confucianism is a set of theories that give family a primary position. With family as the foundation, a complete framework of “human body → two genders → family and clan” is formed. Therefore, family in Chinese philosophy is existent, gender-interactive and diachronic. It should also be noted that family also plays a fundamental role in Chinese theories on cosmology, religion, and many other subjects. In other words, Chinese culture as a whole is imprinted with reflections on family. Nowadays, as the value of family becomes less prominent, re-examining ancient Chinese philosophy will undoubtedly bear theoretical significance. Meanwhile, traditional Chinese philosophy can also offer an ideological framework for the re-construction of family values in the contemporary world.|
|Keywords||homelessness in Western philosophy traditional Chinese family philosophy family with ethical significance family of universe family with religious significance family with cognitive significance cognition 西方哲学的无家性 中国古代的家的哲学 伦理之家 宇宙之家 宗教之家 认识之家|
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