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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

ISSN 1673-3436

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Front. Philos. China    2009, Vol. 4 Issue (4) : 511-523     DOI: 10.1007/s11466-009-0033-2
Research articles |
The evolution and formation of indigenous narration in Chinese philosophy
YU Zhiping,
Institute of Philosophy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai 200235, China;
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Abstract  Independent narration in Chinese philosophy has gone through the process of interpretation, critical differentiation, dialogue, and original thought, and so is a creative activity that surpasses the conjunctive pattern of universality and particularity. In modern Confucian studies, there has always been a tension between philosophical and historical explanations, which suggests a tension between ecumenical and indigenous experiences. Critical differentiation itself only has methodological significance, and is not a goal in itself. China’s development and strength has encouraged China to engage in philosophical dialogue with the West. It is the task and direction of future philosophical creativity to face the contemporary existence, re-construct Confucianism’s relationship with modern life, and respond in a metaphysical and positive manner to the challenges imposed by modernity.
Keywords Chinese philosophy      indigenous narration      philosophical explanation      historical explanation      critical differentiation      dialogue      original creation      
Issue Date: 05 December 2009
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