- Author : Alexus McLeod
- Release Date : 03 September 2020
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Genre : Philosophy
- Pages : 256
- ISBN 13 : 9781350082557
Download or read book entitled Transcendence and Non-Naturalism in Early Chinese Thought written by Alexus McLeod and published by Bloomsbury Publishing online. This book was released on 03 September 2020 with total pages 256. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary scholars of Chinese philosophy often presuppose that early China possessed a naturalistic worldview, devoid of any non-natural concepts, such as transcendence. Challenging this presupposition head-on, Joshua R. Brown and Alexus McLeod argue that non-naturalism and transcendence have a robust and significant place in early Chinese thought. This book reveals that non-naturalist positions can be found in early Chinese texts, in topics including conceptions of the divine, cosmogony, and apophatic philosophy. Moreover, by closely examining a range of early Chinese texts, and providing comparative readings of a number of Western texts and thinkers, the book offers a way of reading early Chinese Philosophy as consistent with the religious philosophy of the East and West, including the Abrahamic and the Brahmanistic religions. Co-written by a philosopher and theologian, this book draws out unique insights into early Chinese thought, highlighting in particular new ways to consider a range of Chinese concepts, including tian, dao, li, and you/wu.