A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation by Chad HansenA Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation by Chad Hansen

A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation

byChad Hansen

Paperback | July 31, 2000

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This ambitious book presents a new interpretation of Chinese thought guided both by a philosopher's sense of mystery and by a sound philosophical theory of meaning. That dual goal, Hansen argues, requires a unified translation theory. It must provide a single coherent account of the issuesthat motivated both the recently untangled Chinese linguistic analysis and the familiar moral-political disputes. Hansen's unified approach uncovers a philosophical sophistication in Daoism that traditional accounts have overlooked.
Chad D. Hansen is at University of Hong Kong.
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Title:A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical InterpretationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:July 31, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195134192

ISBN - 13:9780195134193

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction with Work to Do2. The Context of Chinese Philosophy: Language and Theory of LanguagePart I The Positive Dao Period3. Confucius: The Baseline4. Mozi: Setting the Philosophical AgendaPart II The Antilanguage Period5. Mencius: The Establishment Strikes Back6. Laozi: Language and SocietyPart III The Analytic Period7. The School of Names: Linguistic Analysis in China8. Zhuangzi: Discriminating about DiscriminatingPart IV The Authoritarian Response9. Xunzi: Pragmatic Confucianism10. Han Feizi: The Ruler's InterpretationNotes: Glossary of Chinese Characters: Bibliography: Index:

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"A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought is a bold book by an intellectually ambitious and always original author."--Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies