How can the ultimate reality be turned into the way to it : a special mode of thinking in early China

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    Abstract

    This article focuses on Confucius' Jen and Lao Tzu's Tao, the ultimate reality in their respective philosophies, and argues that the philosophers in Early China invented a special mode of thinking. That is, by emphasizing a person's will to seek after it, they turned the seemingly untouchable ultimate reality into the way to it wisely. It is also interesting for us to notice that this mode of thinking turns out to be very similar to that of modern natural science.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-199
    Number of pages17
    Journal神戸大学文学部紀要
    Volume38
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

    Keywords

    • Tao
    • Jen
    • ultimate reality
    • Confucius
    • Lao Tzu

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