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Author Kaibara, Ekiken, 1630-1714.

Title The philosophy of Qi : the Record of great doubts / Kaibara Ekken ; translated, with an introduction, by Mary Evelyn Tucker
Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages) : illustrations
Series Translations from the Asian Classics
Translations from the Asian classics.
Contents Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION; Ekken's Life and Thought; The Text in the Context of East Asian Confucianism; Material Force (Qi); Zhang Zai's Development of the Concept of Material Force; The Influence of the Monism of Qi of Luo Qinshun; Affirmation and Dissent: The Significance of the Record of Great Doubts; The Text in the Context of Tokugawa Japan; The Spread of Confucian Ideas and Values; Tradition and the Individual: The Importance of Dissent and the Centrality of Learning; Philosophical Debates Regarding Principle and Material Force
Reappropriating Tradition: Practical Learning and the Philosophy of QiInterpretations of Ekken's Philosophy of Qi; Confucian Cosmology: Organic Holism and Dynamic Vitalism; Confucian Cultivation: Harmonizing with Change and Assisting Transformation; The Significance of Qi as an Ecological Cosmology; Notes; PREFACE; PART I; On the Transmission of Confucian Thought; On Human Nature; On Bias, Discernment, and Selection; On Learning from What Is Close at Hand; The Indivisibility of the Nature of Heaven and Earth and One's Physical Nature; Acknowledging Differences with the Song Confucians
PART IIPartiality in the Learning of the Song Confucians; Reverence Within and Rightness Without; Influences from Buddhism and Daoism; The Supreme Ultimate; The Way and Concrete Things; Returning the World to Humaneness; Reverence and Sincerity; Reverence as the Master of the Mind; The Inseparability of Principle and Material Force; Notes; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714) was a prominent Japanese scholar who spread Neo-Confucian ideas and moral teachings throughout Japan. He was also known as the ""Aristotle of Japan"" for his studies of the natural world. Of his many writings, The Record of Great Doubts is the culmination of a lifetime of seeking a unified view of humans and nature. The text represents one of the central reflections in East Asian thought on the significance of qi ch'i, the material force coursing through all life, and is available here for the first time in English with a comprehensive introduc
Notes Translated from the Japanese
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Notes Translated from the Japanese
Subject Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
ethics (philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Conduct of life
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Tucker, Mary Evelyn
LC no. 2006025278
ISBN 9780231511292
Other Titles Taigiroku. English