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Author Kaibara, Ekiken, 1630-1714.
Title Taigiroku. English
The philosophy of Qi : the Record of great doubts / Kaibara Ekken ; translated, with an introduction, by Mary Evelyn Tucker.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.

Author Kaibara, Ekiken, 1630-1714.
Series Translations from the Asian classics
Translations from the Asian classics.
Subject Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Tucker, Mary Evelyn.
Description xi, 208 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [173]-189) and index.
Note Translated from the Japanese.
Translated from the Japanese.
Contents Ekken's life and thought -- The text in the context of East Asian Confucianism -- Material force (Qi) -- Zhang Zai's development of the concept of material force -- The influence of the Monism of Qi of Luo Qinshun -- Affirmation and dissent: the significance of the Record of great doubts -- The text in the context of Tokugawa Japan -- The spread of Confucian ideas and values -- Tradition and the individual: the importance of dissent and the centrality of learning -- Philosophical debates regarding principle and material force -- Reappropriating tradition: practical learning and the philosophy of Qi -- Interpretations of Ekken's philosophy of Qi -- Confucian cosmology: organic holism and dynamic vitalism -- Confucian cultivation: harmonizing with change and assisting transformation -- The significance of Qi as an ecological cosmology -- Taigiroku: the record of great doubts -- I: On the transmission of Confucian thought -- On human nature -- On bias, discernment, and selection -- On learning from What is close at hand -- The indivibility of the nature of heaven and Earth and one's physical nature -- Acknowledging differences with the song Confucians -- II: Partiality in the learning of the song Confucians -- Reverence within and rightness without -- Influences from Buddhism and Daoism -- A discussion of the metaphysical and the physical -- The supreme ultimate -- The way and concrete things -- Returning the world to Humaneness -- Reverence and sincerity -- Reverence as the master of the mind -- The inseparability of principle and material force.
ISBN 0231139225 (alk. paper)
9780231139229 (alk. paper)
0231511299 (electronic)
9780231511292 (electronic)
OCLC # 70823246