Cosmology, Ontology, and Human Efficacy. Essays in Chinese Thought. RICHARD AND D. W. Y. KWOK SMITH.

Cosmology, Ontology, and Human Efficacy. Essays in Chinese Thought.

Honolulu. University of Hawai'i Press. 1993. Stock ID #131283

xiv + 258pp, index, notes, glossary, dustjacket little worn with small area of loss, name front free endpaper, still a clean copy in good condition. "The essays in this volume explore the relation between metaphysical issues and concrete human actions from a variety of perspectives. Some focus on single individuals or groups of thinkers, while others analyze broad patterns of thought and behavior. Some essays are concerned exclusively with elite culture while others emphasize popular beliefs; still others examine the relation between the two. Not surprisingly, the authors sometimes differ sharply in their interpretations. All, however, recognize the importance of certain critical terms in the philosophical discourse of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century China. Collectively, these essays shed valuable new light on the conflicts and contradictions of Chinese intellectual life across space, time, and social class." Publisher's description. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 131283).

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