Mou Zongsan牟宗三 (1909-1995) was the theoretical genius behind New Confucianism, a philosophical and cultural movement marking the revival of Ruxue in Asia and Northern America since the late 1970s. This book is the first thorough study in English of Mou’s multi-faceted and complex system. It examines the key influences of Xiong Shili熊十力 (1885-1968), G. W. F. Hegel (1770-1831), and Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) on the Chinese thinker and presents his thought as a contemporary moral metaphysical recasting of the Lu-Wang Learning of the Mind using Mahāyāna Fo paradigms and Kantian terminology. The study also reveals the strong Han cultural nationalism entwined with Mou’s philosophical system and looks at how his thought has been received.
The Thought of Mou Zongsan
Yvonne Schulz Zinda
This is both a work-immanent analysis of Lun dao, and an introduction to Jin’s thought. It begins with the problem of induction, which is the study’s central theme, and proceeds to outline Jin’s ontological response. In addition, it also considers his epistemological response to the problem.
This book explores a pivotal dimension of Mou Zongsan’s philosophy—that is, his project of reconstructing a moral metaphysics based largely on a dialogue between reinterpreted Chinese thought and Kantism—and thoroughly analyzes a number of his most paradigmatic concepts.
Liang Shuming, considered to be the Last Confucian, was a Buddhist. He reshaped the Western concept of religion from the standpoint of Buddhism, and yet advocated Confucianism as the ethical religion that would lead ultimately to the Buddhist liberation.
Jason T. Clower
This highly accessible book provides a comprehensive unpacking and interpretation, suitable for students and scholars in all fields, of towering philosopher Mou Zongsan’s understanding of Buddhist thought and his Confucian appropriation of Tiantai Buddhist ideas.
This book analyzes the discovery of Chinese logic as a paradigmatic case of the epistemic shifts that have shaped interpretations of China’s intellectual heritage. Reconstructing the transcultural genealogy of a modern discourse, it adds a neglected chapter to the global history of philosophy.
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