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Chinese Wisdom Alive: Vignettes of Life-Thinking $139.00
Authors: Kuang-ming Wu (Philosophy Department, University of Denver, Denver, Co) 
Book Description:
We usually think that "thinking" is objective, abstractive, logical and systematic. Besides thinking about things in Western mode, though, we also think concretely, intersubjectively, historically and coherently in story-form. Chinese thinking enters deep into "here now" to make sense, to sense what is going on since yester-years. Story-thinking comprehensively expresses their webs of history, which is an "open system" of no system that keeps growing in time. The West thinks alphabetically, i.e., digitally and analytically; China expresses thinking in ideogram-audiograms holistically to metaphor in time and space. This book elucidates Chinese thinking that makes sense of what goes on, sensitive to depths of sense of the concrete.

Table of Contents:


Part I: Dot-Vignettes in Cosmos-Pondering

Chapter 1 Chinese Wisdom as Expressive

Chapter 2 Chinese Wisdom as Imperative

Chapter 3 Chinese Wisdom as Performative

Chapter 4 Chinese Wisdom as the Always Weighing, Inter-Adjusting

Chapter 5 Chinese Wisdom as Joy

Chapter 6 Chinese Wisdom in Sad Predicament

Chapter 7 Chinese Wisdom in Indirection

Chapter 8 Right-In-Situ as Right

Chapter 9 Heaven in Chinese Wisdom

Chapter 10 Translation and Description in Chinese Wisdom

Chapter 11 Chinese Wisdom as Knowledge Subtle-Inexpressible

Chapter 12 Tao And Heaven in Chinese Wisdom

Part II: Story-Thinking in Music-Reasoning

Chapter 13 Eight Cautions

Chapter 14 "Knowing" in China

Chapter 15 Web-Thinking

Chapter 16 China's Pivotal Classics, their Hermeneutics Today

Chapter 17 A Surprising Sketch of Confucianism

Chapter 18 A Negative Example, What Our Elucidation is Not

Chapter 19 Kierkegaard and Chuang Tzu in the Comic

Chapter 20 Emptiness (Blank, Suffering, Common, Vulgar)

Chapter 21 Story-Literature the Classics

Chapter 22 Chinese Culture as Literature-and-History

Chapter 23 Concrete Thinking

Chapter 24 Contradiction as Actuality-Trailing

Chapter 25 Clear Precision, Musical Flow

Chapter 26 Musical Reason: Its What, Its How

Chapter 27 Musical Reason, Understanding as Re-Creative Translation

Chapter 28 Religion, Chinese Religiosity

Part III: History-Music in World-Intoning

Chapter 29 Chinese Reasoning as Reverentially Musical

Chapter 30 Musical Reason in "Unreason"

Chapter 31 Translation

Chapter 32 Joy and Musical Reason

Chapter 33 Noun is Verb

Chapter 34 Interculture, Comparison

Chapter 35 Objectivity within Subjectivity

Chapter 36 Musical Reasoning and Poems

Chapter 37 Music as Morality

Chapter 38 Music in Dissonance

Chapter 39 "Validity" of Musical Reason

Chapter 40 "Clarity" and "Distinctness" in China

Chapter 41 Musical Reason as Historical Reason

Chapter 42 Music, Management, Pan-Praxis

Chapter 43 Being Alive as Heart-Logical

Part IV: Ancient Wisdom Alive Today in Global Interculture

Chapter 44 In General

Chapter 45 Some Specific Abiding Features

Chapter 46 Chinese Wisdom Alive, in Style

Chapter 47 Our Self-Reflection and China-West Contrast

Chapter 48 Chinese Wisdom Alive Today: A Wrap Up

Chapter 49 "Let Chinese Thinking be Chinese": Sine Qua Non to Globalization


      Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61728-021-4
   Status: AV
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