How can the ultimate reality be turned into the way to it : a special mode of thinking in early China
Tao, Jen, ultimate reality, Confucius, Lao Tzu
This article focuses on Confucius' Jen and Lao Tzu's Tao, the ultimate reality in their respective philosophies, and argues that the philosophers in Early China invented a special mode of thinking. That is, by emphasizing a person's will to seek after it, they turned the seemingly untouchable ultimate reality into the way to it wisely. It is also interesting for us to notice that this mode of thinking turns out to be very similar to that of modern natural science.
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Xu, G. (2011). How can the ultimate reality be turned into the way to it: A special mode of thinking in early China. 神戸大学文学部紀要, 38, 183-199. Retrieved from http://www.lib.kobe-u.ac.jp/handle_kernel/81008292