Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization

Edited by Robin R. Wang

Subjects: Religion, Philosophy, Asian Studies, Asian Religion And Philosophy
Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
Paperback : 9780791460061, 320 pages, April 2004
Hardcover : 9780791460054, 320 pages, April 2004

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Table of contents


Foreword by Philip J. Ivanhoe


Part One: Reflecting on Chinese Philosophical Tradition

Axiology in Pre-Modern Chinese Philosophy by Zhang Dainian
Translated by Eric L. Hutton

On the Idea of Axiology in Pre-Modern Chinese Philosophy by Kwong-loi Shun

The Chinese Path to Polytheism by Zhao Dunhua
Translated by Miranda D. Brown

Monotheism in the Philosophy of Religion: A Response to Professor Zhao, by Stephen T. Davis

The Discussion of Mind and Nature in Zhu Xi's Philosophy by Chen Lai
Translated by Robert W. Foster

What Is Living and What Is Dead in the Confucianism of Zhu Xi? by Bryan W. Van Norden

Part Two: Bringing Chinese Philosophy into the Global Discourse

Contrasting Confucian Virtue Ethics and MacIntyre's Aristotelian Virtue Theory by Wan Junren
Translated by Edward Slingerland

Once More on Confucian and Aristotelian Conceptions of the Virtues: A Response to Professor Wan by Alasdair MacIntyre

The Polished Mirror: Reflections on Natural Knowledge of the Way in Zhuangzi and Alvin Plantinga, by Kelly James Clark and Liu Zongkun

Reflections On "The Polished Mirror," by Alvin Plantinga

Heidegger's View of Language and the Lao-Zhuang View of Dao-Language by Zhang Xianglong
Translated by Stephen C. Angle

Speech from Beyond the Reach of Language: A Response to Zhang Xianglong, by Merold Westphal



Chinese and Western thinkers consider the Chinese philosophical tradition and Chinese philosophy for the contemporary global era.


This book treats Chinese philosophy today as a global project, presenting the work of both Chinese and Western philosophers. Providing contemporary considerations of the Chinese philosophical tradition and bringing Chinese philosophy into conversation with Western philosophy, Chinese Philosophy in an Era of Globalization provides a model for collaborative work. Topics covered include value theory, philosophy of religion, human nature, virtue ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of language.

Robin R. Wang is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University. She is the author of Images of Women in Chinese Thought and Culture: Writings from the Pre-Qin Period to the Song Dynasty and the coauthor (with Timothy Shanahan) of Reason and Insight: Western and Eastern Perspectives on the Pursuit of Moral Wisdom.