Archive for January, 2007

John Horgan’s ‘Rational Mysticism’

Attempting to be more than Man We become less . . .” –William Blake, The Four Zoas, Night the Ninth In re: Horgan, John. Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. Table of contents Publisher description Introduction See also: Debunking Enlightenment, book review by Thomas W. Clark, Free […]

Arthur Danto on Mysticism and Morality

Danto, Arthur C. Mysticism and Morality: Oriental Thought and Moral Philosophy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. Orig. 1972. 1. Factual Beliefs and Moral Rules 2. Karma and Caste 3. Brahma, Boredom, and Release 4. Therapy and Theology in Buddhist Thought 5. The Discipline of Action in the Bhagavad Gita 6. Conforming to the Way […]

Reactionary Chinese & other wisdom in comparative perspective

Wisdom and Chinese Philosophy Journal of Chinese Philosophy, vol. 33, no 3., September 2006 Discounting the book reviews unrelated to the issue theme, here are the contents: What Is Wisdom? (Chung-Ying Cheng) Wisdom in Comparative Perspectives (Xinzhong Yao) Philosophy of the Yijing: Insights into Taiji and Dao as Wisdom of Life (Chung-Ying Cheng) Yi: Practical […]

The Legitimacy of Chinese Philosophy (2)

“I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Mans” — William Blake, Jerusalem 10.20 More on: The Legitimacy of Chinese Philosophy, Part III Contemporary Chinese Thought, vol. 37, no. 3, Spring 2006. The demarcation of a discipline called “philosophy” and the question of the commensurability of disparate intellectual traditions—the Chinese and the Western […]

The Legitimacy of Chinese Philosophy (1)

The Legitimacy of Chinese Philosophy, Part III Contemporary Chinese Thought, vol. 37, no. 3, Spring 2006. Editors’ Introduction (Carine Defoort & Ge Zhaoguang) Modern Construction and Explanatory Models of the History of Philosophy (Zhao Dunhua) A False But Meaningful Issue: A Reading of the “Legitimacy Issue in Chinese Philosophy” (Yu Wujin) On the New Round […]

Reason’s Greetings

This is my first attempt to set up my own blog using standard blogware. I previously created two blogs on my web site as straightforward HTML files without standard features and without interactivity. It will take some time to work out the conversion parameters, so here are the URL for posts previous to this date. […]