Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy

Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy

Editors: Shen, Vincent (Ed.)

  • Offers an unparalleled examination to the philosophers, basic texts and philosophical concepts and ideas of Classical Confucianism
  • Takes into account the most recent scholarship as well as recently unearthed bamboo slips related to Classical Confucianism
  • Analyzes and critically assesses the philosophy in the Confucian Classics, including works by his disciples and his grandson Zisi, the Zisi-Mencius School, Mencius, and Xunzi
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About this book

This volume presents both a  historical and a systematic examination of the philosophy of classical Confucianism. Taking into account newly unearthed materials and the most recent scholarship, it features contributions by experts in the field, ranging from senior scholars to outstanding early career scholars.

The book first presents the historical development of classical Confucianism, detailing its development amidst a fading ancient political theology and a rising wave of creative humanism. It examines the development of the philosophical ideas of Confucius as well as his disciples and his grandson Zisi, the Zisi-Mencius School, Mencius, and Xunzi. Together with this historical development, the book analyzes and critically assesses the philosophy in the Confucian Classics and other major works of these philosophers. 

The second part systematically examines such philosophical issues as feeling and emotion, the aesthetic appreciation of music, wisdom in poetry, moral psychology, virtue ethics, political thoughts, the relation with the Ultimate Reality, and the concept of harmony in Confucianism.

The Philosophy of Classical Confucianism offers an unparalleled examination to the philosophers, basic texts and philosophical concepts and ideas of Classical Confucianism as well as the recently unearthed bamboo slips related to Classical Confucianism. It will prove itself a valuable reference to undergraduate and postgraduate university students and teachers in philosophy, Chinese history, History, Chinese language and Culture.

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“If the readers are novices in classical Confucian philosophy, the essays provide basic orientation. If the readers are advanced students, the essays thread their way through contemporary debates, presenting the authors’ own perspectives. … an edited volume that would be helpful in introductory courses in Confucianism, a must-read for advanced and graduate courses, and important for the library of (English-reading) scholars and philosophers in the Confucian tradition!” (Robert Cummings Neville, Dao, Vol. 13, 2014)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Classical Confucianism in Historical and Comparative Context

    Shen, Vincent

    Pages 1-19

  • The Fading of Political Theology and the Rise of Creative Humanism

    Shen, Vincent

    Pages 23-51

  • The Philosophy of Confucius

    Ni, Peimin

    Pages 53-80

  • The Philosophy of Confucius’ Disciples

    Lo, Yuet Keung

    Pages 81-117

  • Zisi and the Thought of Zisi and Mencius School

    Tsai, Chen-Feng

    Pages 119-138

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2935-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7685-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy
Editors
  • Vincent Shen
Series Title
Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2936-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2936-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2935-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7685-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 404
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