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Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

2013

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Sublating Reverence To Parents: A Kierkegaardian Interpretation Of The Sage-King Shun's Piety, Lauren Frederick Pfister Jan 2013

Sublating Reverence To Parents: A Kierkegaardian Interpretation Of The Sage-King Shun's Piety, Lauren Frederick Pfister

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In the Mengzi there is a hypothetical situation relating how the ancient sage king Shun 舜 would respond if his father had committed murder. This has recently become a source of debate among Chinese philosophers. Here we will apply arguments made by Johannes de silentio (Kierkegaard’s pseudonym) about the “teleological suspension of the ethical” related to the action of the biblical Abraham, and link them up to alternative interpretations the actions of Shun. This challenges the current and traditional interpretations of his actions, suggesting how this new approach can overcome ethical quandaries related to the Mengzian account of Shun ...


Introduction: Søren Kierkegaard And Chinese Philosophy, Lauren Frederick Pfister Jan 2013

Introduction: Søren Kierkegaard And Chinese Philosophy, Lauren Frederick Pfister

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Mao Qiling's Critical Reflections On The Four Books, Lauren Frederick Pfister Jan 2013

Mao Qiling's Critical Reflections On The Four Books, Lauren Frederick Pfister

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

After introducing some scholarship on the value of Mao Qiling’s (1623-1713) works, we present an account of canonization processes in order to understand the hermeneutic context of Mao’s battle with the Cheng-Zhu orthodoxy. His work is an attempt to decanonizing Zhu Xi’s Four Books, preferring instead an alternative relying on the Old Texts of the Taixue 《太學》/ Daxue 《大學》and Zhongyong 《中庸》. Mao argues against Zhu Xi’s textual changes and interpretations on a number of bases, producing a hermeneutics of suspicion against the Cheng-Zhu orthodoxy. Instead, Mao offers an alternative account of the sagely way, following ...