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Lun-Heng Volume 1, PT. 1; Philosophical Essays of Wang Ch Ung

Wang, Chong, Wang, Ch?ung, Wang, Ch Ung

ISBN 10: 1235184463 / ISBN 13: 9781235184468
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... qualify as "Tsa Chia" all those original writers whom they cannot place under any other head. Wang Ch ung seems to regard himself as a Confucianist. No other philosopher is more frequently mentioned hy him than Confucius, who, though he finds fault with him here and there, is still, in his eyes, the Sage. Wang Ch ung is most happy, when he can prove an assertion by quoting the authority of Confucius. This explains how he came to be classed by others with the Confucianists. 3. Wang Ch'ung's Philosophy. At first sight Wang Ch'ung's philosophy might seem dualistic, for he recognises two principles, which are to a certain extent opposed to each other, the Yang and the Yin fluid. But. although the former, which is conceived as forming heaven as well as the human mind, be more subtle than the latter, from which the earth has been created, yet it is by no means immaterial. Both these principles have been evolved from Chaos, when the original fluid became differentiated and split into two substances, a finer one, Yung, and a coarser one, Yin. We do not find a purely spiritual or transcendent correlate to these two substances such e. g. as Tao, the all-embracing mystical force of the Taoists, or Li "Reason," which in Chu Ilst's system rules over Matter "Ch'i," and thus makes this system truly dualistic. Even Fate, which takes such a prominent place in Wang Ch ung's philosophy, has been materialised by him, and it is hardly anything more than a sort of a natural law. We cannot be far wrong, if we characterise his philosophy as a materialistic monism. Compared with western thought Wang Ch'ung's system bears some resemblance to the natural philosophy of Epicurus and Lucretius. In the East we find some kindred traits among the Indian materialists,...

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