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The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong

Authors: McLeod, Alexus

  • Applies issues in early Chinese thought to contemporary philosophical concerns
  • Illuminates central issues in Han Dynasty thought
  • The first english language book on the thought of Wang Chong
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About this book

This book is a study of the methodological, metaphysical, and epistemological work of the Eastern Han Dynasty period scholar Wang Chong. It presents Wang’s philosophical thought as a unique and syncretic culmination of a number of ideas developed in earlier Han and Warring States philosophy.  Wang’s philosophical methodology and his theories of truth, knowledge, and will and determinism offer solutions to a number of problems in the early Chinese tradition.  His views also have much to offer contemporary philosophy, suggesting new ways of thinking about familiar problems.  While Wang is best known as a critic and skeptic, Alexus McLeod argues that these aspects of his thought form only a part of a larger positive project, aimed at discerning truth in a variety of senses.

About the authors

Alexus McLeod is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Asian/Asian-American Studies at the University of Connecticut, USA.  He works primarily in Comparative Philosophy, particularly early Chinese and Mesoamerican Philosophy.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Wang Chong and Philosophy in Early China

    McLeod, Alexus

    Pages 1-22

  • Background, Writings, and Influence

    McLeod, Alexus

    Pages 23-68

  • Philosophical and Critical Method

    McLeod, Alexus

    Pages 69-129

  • Truth: Properties and Pluralism

    McLeod, Alexus

    Pages 131-179

  • Naturalism: Tian and Qi

    McLeod, Alexus

    Pages 181-199

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95291-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95290-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95291-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95291-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95290-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 257
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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