Title

How can the ultimate reality be turned into the way to it : a special mode of thinking in early China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

神戸大学文学部紀要

Publication Date

3-2011

Volume

38

First Page

183

Last Page

199

Publisher

神戸大学文学部

Keywords

Tao, Jen, ultimate reality, Confucius, Lao Tzu

Abstract

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.

Print ISSN

02885808

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

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