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  1. Paul Ricoeur’s Panchronic and Ternary Approach to Tradition.Fanfan Chen - 2011 - Studia Phaenomenologica 11:155-178.
    Paul Ricoeur develops a hermeneutics of tradition centered on a threefold conception of tradition which involves the notions of traditionality, traditions, and Tradition. These refer to form, content, and truth-claims within the framework of the hermeneutics of historical consciousness. This hermeneutics of tradition is treated in a panchronic and ternary way. Both methods operate at the levels of past, future and present, while the ternary method also consists in the rhetoric of truth-claims, the dialectic of remoteness vs. de-distanciation and that (...)
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  2. From the Experiences of the Mountains and the Seas to the Experiments of Alchemy.Fanfan Chen - 2014 - Iris 35:49-64.
    This essay explores the Chinese imagination and “logic” that construct both literal and figurative ways of ascending to heaven from the mythic or imaginary facts to the pragmatic and spiritual practice. Many Taoist philosophers and alchemists draw on figurative language and allegories to demonstrate abstract notions and wisdom. This figurative mediation is reminiscent of Plato’s approach in staging Socrates as a “teller of myth”. The present study thus resorts to the theory of the imaginary to better illuminate the underlying symbolism (...)
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  3. Soul Mountain: An Aesthetic Pilgrimage Into the Fantastic.Fanfan Chen - 2002 - Iris 24:283-290.
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    Taiwanese Indigenous Myths (Translated in English).Fanfan Chen - 2013 - Iris 34:69-81.
    Première traduction anglaise d’une collection de mythes spécifiques aux tribus aborigènes de l’île de Taïwan : mythe du déluge ainsi que divers mythes étiologiques. First translation in English of a thematic collection of myths specific to aboriginal tribes in Taiwan : deluge myths as well as various etiological myths.
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