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By Jung-Yeup Kim

Qi (“vital energy”) is among the most crucial techniques in chinese language philosophy and tradition, and neo-Confucian Zhang Zai (1020-1077) performs a pivotal position in constructing the inspiration. An research of his philosophy of qi isn't restrained to his particularity, yet sheds mild upon the proposal of qi because it is known inside of chinese language and East Asian notion mostly. but, his place has no longer been given an intensive philosophical research in modern instances. the aim of this booklet is to supply a radical and proper realizing of Zhang Zai’s philosophy of qi. Zhang Zai’s Philosophy of Qi: a realistic Understanding specializes in the sensible argument underlying Zhang Zai’s improvement of qi that emphasizes the recreation to create significant coherence among our transformations via mutual communique and transformation. as well as this, the booklet compares and engages Zhang Zai’s philosophy of qi with John Dewey’s philosophy of aesthetic adventure with the intention to make Zhang Zai’s place extra believable and correct to the modern Western audience.

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