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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2007, Vol. 2 Issue (3) : 454-473     https://doi.org/10.1007/s11466-007-0029-8
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Return to life and reconstruct Confucianism: An outline of comparative study on Confucianism and phenomenology
HUANG Yushun
Philosophy Department, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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Abstract Confucianism can be analyzed at three levels of ideas: life as existence (Sein) itself; the Confucian metaphysics about metaphysical beings; and the Confucian doctrines about tangible existences. In the eyes of Confucians, life itself is displayed as the feeling of benevolence in the first place. To reconstruct Confucianism is to return to life and perceive it as a fundamental source. That means to historically return to the original Confucianism during and even before the Axial Period, in essence it is to simultaneously return to our immediate life itself, and then on this basis to reconstruct both Confucian metaphysics and Confucian doctrines about tangible existences.
Issue Date: 05 September 2007
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HUANG Yushun. Return to life and reconstruct Confucianism: An outline of comparative study on Confucianism and phenomenology[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2007, 2(3): 454-473.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/fpc/EN/Y2007/V2/I3/454
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