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Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology

V.V. MALIAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C.   Self-forgetting and its history: a Taoist perspective on the postmodern phenomenology   Abstract Taoist thought calls for a new hermeneutics of the Self that dispenses with the metaphysics of self-identity. A key concept of this hermeneutics is a pure, or non-dividing, difference which […]

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Philosophy as Cultural Style: The Case of Xiong Shili

V.V. MALYAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C.   Philosophy as Cultural Style: The Case of Xiong Shili   Modern Chinese philosophy was doomed from the start to be essentially two-faced. It has always been defining itself simultaneously by its relation to the Western thought and the native Chinese legacy. When trying […]


Zhuang-zi’s Concept of Harmony and Its Cultural Implications

V. V.  MALIAVIN Tamkang University, Taiwan.     Zhuang-zi’s Concept of Harmony and Its Cultural Implications   Summary   The ancient Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi (beginning of the 4th century B.C.) whose views comprise the core of the book ascribed to him offers a profound concept of harmony whose basic condition […]