How to “Do Chinese Philosophy”

On Chen Shaoming’s Method of “Doing Chinese Philosophy”

Authors

  • Bisheng CHEN Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2024.12.1.65-85

Keywords:

doing Chinese Philosophy, Chen Shaoming, classical experience

Abstract

“Doing Chinese philosophy” as a method proposed by Chen Shaoming offers a perspective that shifts from the study of the history of Chinese philosophy to the innovation or creation of the significance of Chinese philosophy. Chen defines the “Chinese philosophy” as a philosophy that embodies the cultural spirit or experiences of China. This approach calls for an expansion of resource beyond the traditional study of the history of Chinese philosophy and seeks to bridge classical thoughts with modern life experiences. It does not advocate a metaphysical presupposition for research but accepts methodological diversity while promoting the cultivation and use of imagination. This approach also aims at envisioning a philosophy field that is rich in thought and broad in scope.

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Published

18.01.2024

How to Cite

CHEN, B. (2024). How to “Do Chinese Philosophy”: On Chen Shaoming’s Method of “Doing Chinese Philosophy”. Asian Studies, 12(1), 65–85. https://doi.org/10.4312/as.2024.12.1.65-85

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Contemporary Confucian Philosophy in Mainland China