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Vanishing into things : knowledge in Chinese tradition

Author: Barry Allen
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
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Vanishing into Things explores the concept of knowledge in Chinese thought over two millennia, from Confucius to Wang Yangming (ca. 1500 CE), and compares the different philosophical imperatives that have driven Chinese and Western thought. Challenging the hyperspecialized epistemology of modern philosophy in the West, Barry Allen urges his readers toward an ethical appreciation of why knowledge is worth pursuing.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Allen, Barry, 1957-
Vanishing into things.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2014045535
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Allen
ISBN: 9780674335912 0674335910
OCLC Number: 893709417
Description: viii, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Confucians --
Daoists --
The art of war --
Chan Buddhism --
The investigation of things --
Resonance.
Responsibility: Barry Allen.

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