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Chinese philosophy's hybrid identity

Makeham, John


The first part of this chapter describes a key conceptual structure that I argue is common to the writings of the twelfth-century Neo-Confucian philosopher Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200) and to a sixth-century Sinitic Buddhist text, the Awakening of Mahāyāna Faith. I propose that this shared conceptual structure bears the hallmarks of a common descent lineage. I further propose that the shared conceptual structure is a homology. Unlike analogous structures, which are functionally similar but share no...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters: The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age
DOI: 10.4324/9781315121246-10


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