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After Confucius is a collection of eight studies of Chinese philosophy from the time of Confucius to the formation of the empire in the second and third centuries B.C.E. As detailed in a masterful introduction, each essay serves as a concrete example of “thick description”—an approach invented by philosopher Gilbert Ryle—which aims to reveal the logic that informs an observable exchange among members of a community or society. To grasp the significance of such exchanges, it is necessary to investigate the networks of meaning on which they rely. Paul R. Goldin argues that the character of ancient Chinese philosophy can be appreciated only if we recognize the cultural codes underlying the circulation of ideas in that world. Thick description is the best preliminary method to determine how Chinese thinkers conceived of their own enterprise.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1 The Reception of the Odes in the Warring States Era
  2. pp. 19-35
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  1. 2 Xunzi in the Light of the Guodian Manuscripts
  2. pp. 36-57
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  1. 3 Han Fei's Doctrine of Self-Interest
  2. pp. 58-65
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  1. 4 Li Si, Chancellor of the Universe
  2. pp. 66-75
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  1. 5 Rhetoric and Machination in Stratagems of the Warring States
  2. pp. 76-89
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  1. 6 Insidious Syncretism in the Political Philosophy of Huainanzi
  2. pp. 90-111
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  1. 7 Ban Zhao in Her Time and in Ours
  2. pp. 112-118
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  1. 8 Those Who Don't Know Speak: Translations of Laozi by People Who Do Not Know Chinese
  2. pp. 119-134
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  1. Appendix: References to the Odes in Pre-Imperial Texts, Arranged by Mao Number
  2. pp. 146-152
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 153-214
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 215-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-266
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824873998
Related ISBN
9780824828424
MARC Record
OCLC
1111384419
Pages
278
Launched on MUSE
2019-08-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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