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Authors: Kuang-ming Wu (Philosophy Department, University of Denver, Denver, Co) 
Book Description:
We usually think that "thinking" is objective, abstractive, logical and systematic. Besides thinking about things in Western mode, though, we also think concretely, intersubjectively, historically and coherently in story-form. Chinese thinking enters deep into "here now" to make sense, to sense what is going on since yester-years. Story-thinking comprehensively expresses their webs of history, which is an "open system" of no system that keeps growing in time. The West thinks alphabetically, i.e., digitally and analytically; China expresses thinking in ideogram-audiograms holistically to metaphor in time and space. This book elucidates Chinese thinking that makes sense of what goes on, sensitive to depths of sense of the concrete.


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Table of Contents:
Abstract
Preface

Part I: Dot-Vignettes in Cosmos-Pondering
Chapter 1. Chinese Wisdom as Expressive, pp. 1-23

Chapter 2. Chinese Wisdom as Imperative, pp. 25-33

Chapter 3. Chinese Wisdom as Performative, pp. 35-50

Chapter 4. Chinese Wisdom as the Always Weighing, Inter-Adjusting, pp. 51-63

Chapter 5. Chinese Wisdom as Joy, pp. 65-69

Chapter 6. Chinese Wisdom in Sad Predicament, pp. 71-73

Chapter 7. Chinese Wisdom in Indirection, pp. 75-81

Chapter 8. Right-In-Situ as Right, pp. 83-88

Chapter 9. Heaven in Chinese Wisdom, pp. 89-92

Chapter 10. Translation and Description in Chinese Wisdom, pp. 93-97

Chapter 11. Chinese Wisdom as Knowledge Subtle-Inexpressible, pp. 99-102

Chapter 12. Tao And Heaven in Chinese Wisdom, pp. 103-115

Part II: Story-Thinking in Music-Reasoning
Chapter 13. Eight Cautions, pp. 119-129

Chapter 14. "Knowing" in China, pp. 131-140

Chapter 15. Web-Thinking, pp. 141-152

Chapter 16. China's Pivotal Classics, their Hermeneutics Today, pp. 153-158

Chapter 17. A Surprising Sketch of Confucianism, pp. 159-161

Chapter 18. A Negative Example, What Our Elucidation is Not, pp. 163-169

Chapter 19. Kierkegaard and Chuang Tzu in the Comic, pp. 171-174

Chapter 20. Emptiness (Blank, Suffering, Common, Vulgar), pp. 175-177

Chapter 21. Story-Literature the Classics, pp. 179-180

Chapter 22. Chinese Culture as Literature-and-History, pp. 181-182

Chapter 23. Concrete Thinking, pp. 183-198

Chapter 24. Contradiction as Actuality-Trailing, pp. 199-203

Chapter 25. Clear Precision, Musical Flow, pp. 205-212

Chapter 26. Musical Reason: Its What, Its How, pp. 213-219

Chapter 27. Musical Reason, Understanding as Re-Creative Translation, pp. 221-237

Chapter 28. Religion, Chinese Religiosity, pp. 239-269

Part III: History-Music in World-Intoning
Chapter 29. Chinese Reasoning as Reverentially Musical, pp. 271-281

Chapter 30. Musical Reason in "Unreason", pp. 283-287

Chapter 31. Translation, pp. 289-295

Chapter 32. Joy and Musical Reason, pp. 297-299

Chapter 33. Noun is Verb, pp. 301-311

Chapter 34. Interculture, Comparison, pp. 313-316

Chapter 35. Objectivity within Subjectivity, pp. 317-321

Chapter 36. Musical Reasoning and Poems, pp. 323-330

Chapter 37. Music as Morality, pp. 331-340

Chapter 38. Music in Dissonance, pp. 341-348

Chapter 39. "Validity" of Musical Reason, pp. 349-352

Chapter 40. "Clarity" and "Distinctness" in China, pp. 353-360

Chapter 41. Musical Reason as Historical Reason, pp. 361-366

Chapter 42. Music, Management, Pan-Praxis, pp. 367-374

Chapter 43. Being Alive as Heart-Logical, pp. 375-386

Part IV: Ancient Wisdom Alive Today in Global Interculture
Chapter 44. In General, pp. 387-392

Chapter 45. Some Specific Abiding Features, pp. 393-418

Chapter 46. Chinese Wisdom Alive, in Style, pp. 419-428

Chapter 47. Our Self-Reflection and China-West Contrast, pp. 429-441

Chapter 48 Chinese Wisdom Alive Today: A Wrap Up, pp. 443-450

Chapter 49. "Let Chinese Thinking be Chinese": Sine Qua Non to Globalization, pp. 451-484

Index pp.485-500

   Series:
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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10 500.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-871-4
   Status: AV
  
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