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Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane: The Problem of Evil in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Hardback)

Franklin Perkins

Edité par Indiana University Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 025301168X / ISBN 13: 9780253011688
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Titre : Heaven and Earth Are Not Humane: The Problem...

Éditeur : Indiana University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. That bad things happen to good people was as true in early China as it is today. Franklin Perkins uses this observation as the thread by which to trace the effort by Chinese thinkers of the Warring States Period (c.475-221 BCE), a time of great conflict and division, to seek reconciliation between humankind and the world. Perkins provides rich new readings of classical Chinese texts and reflects on their significance for Western philosophical discourse. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780253011688

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Synopsis : That bad things happen to good people was as true in early China as it is today. Franklin Perkins uses this observation as the thread by which to trace the effort by Chinese thinkers of the Warring States Period (c.475-221 BCE), a time of great conflict and division, to seek reconciliation between humankind and the world. Perkins provides rich new readings of classical Chinese texts and reflects on their significance for Western philosophical discourse.

Critique: "Much of the richness of the book lies in its strikingly original readings of familiar texts, and the deeply attentive analysis of key problems in these texts that are illuminated by reading them in relation to Chinese 'problems of evil." - Aaron D. Stalnaker, Indiana University Bloomington "Perkins provides original, important, and fully convincing readings of the classical Chinese texts. Moreover, given the comparative focus, it is one of those rare works on classical materials that will excite significant interest among scholars of Western philosophy and intellectual history as well... Beautifully written, highly engaging, and extremely well argued." - Michael Puett, Harvard University

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