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The mutual cultivation of self and things : a contemporary Chinese philosophy of the meaning of being / Yang Guorong ; foreword by Hans-Georg Moeller ; translated by Chad Austin Meyers.

Author/Creator:
Yang, Guorong, 1957-, author.
Publication:
Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 304 pages ; 23 cm
Series:
World philosophies
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Subjects:
Ontology.
Metaphysics.
Summary:
"Yang Guorong is one of the most prominent Chinese philosophers working today and is best known for using the full range of Chinese philosophical resources in connection with the thought of Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Heidegger. In The Mutual Cultivation of Self and Things, Yang grapples with the philosophical problem of how the complexly interwoven nature of things and being relates to human nature, values, affairs, and facts, and ultimately creates a world of meaning. Yang outlines how humans might live more fully integrated lives on philosophical, religious, cultural, aesthetic, and material planes. This first English translation introduces current, influential work from China to readers worldwide."--Page [4] of cover.
Contents:
Meaning in the context of accomplishing oneself and accomplishing things
Human capacities and a world of meaning
Systems of norms and the genesis of meaning
Meaning in the world of spirit
Meaning and reality
Meaning and the individual
Accomplishing oneself and accomplishing things: value in a world of meaning.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-299) and index.
Contributor:
Moeller, Hans-Georg, 1964- author of foreword.
Meyers, Chad Austin, translator.
ISBN:
0253021073
9780253021076
9780253021113
0253021111
9780253021199
0253021197
OCLC:
920017655