Western and Eastern mentality


Confucius and the Foundation of Ethics

V.V.Maliavin Текст выступления на Втором Нишаньском форуме в г. Цзинань (КНР), май 2013 г. The basic fact about Confucius is that he did not write texts of his own nor engaged in theoretical disputes. His main source of inspiration were collection of Songs, records of deeds and sayings of ancient […]


The East, the West and Russia

Once Again on the Dichotomy of East and West The axiomatic fact of any anthropological or cross-cultural study is a kind of double-focused vision rooted in the recognition of «another» and alien humanness which can serve, however, as a part of our proper existence and our understanding of the world […]


Recovering the Senses: Taoist Response to the Modern Spiritual Crisis

 V.V.Maliavin Tamkang University, Taiwan.    Recovering the Senses: Taoist Response to the Modern Spiritual Crisis   Abstract The modern world is in deep spiritual crisis caused primary by the breakdown of the classical epistemological model. The legacy of Chinese Taoism which has developed an ingenious tradition based on the principle […]