Metaphysical Foundations of Knowledge and Ethics in Chinese and European Philosophy

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ISBN/EAN: 9783770555376
Sprache: Deutsch
Umfang: 248 S., 7 s/w Illustr., 1 s/w Tab.
Format (T/L/B): 1.7 x 23.3 x 15.8 cm
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2014
Einband: Englische Broschur


In the history of Chinese and European philosophy, metaphysics has played an outstanding role: it is a theoretical framework which provides the basis for a philosophical understanding of the world and the self. A theory of the self is well integrated in a metaphysical understanding of the totality of nature as a dynamic process of continuous changes.Metaphysics has, however, suffered a loss of importance in current debates, especially in ethics. As a result, we observe the emergence of such philosophical views as moral skepticism and even nihilism. The consequence of this tendency has been the renunciation of a claim to understanding and to providing a solid ground for ethics.