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  Zhang Zai [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Zhang's most significant contributions to Chinese philosophy were primarily in the area of metaphysics, where he came up with a new theory of qi that was very influential.
In 1069 Zhang was recommended to the emperor and given a position in the capital, but not long after he ran into conflict with the prime minister and retired home to Hengqu, where he spent his time in retirement studying and teaching.
The issue of how to moderate or channel desires had been discussed in Chinese philosophy at least since Mencius and Xunzi, but while the earlier Confucian tradition had emphasized finding the proper outlet to express desires and not letting them entirely control one's actions, eliminating desires entirely never seemed to be a real option.
www.iep.utm.edu /z/zhangzai.htm   (3089 words)

 CONK! Encyclopedia: Category:Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Encyclopedia's portal for Philosophy, both Western philosophy and Eastern philosophy
Philosophy is the critical study of the most fundamental questions that humankind has been able to ask.
For more information, see the article about Philosophy.
www.conk.com /search/encyclopedia.cgi?q=Category:Philosophy   (341 words)

 Bakhtin Circle [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The most significant work on the philosophy of language was published in the period 1926-1930 by Voloshinov: a series of articles and a book entitled Marksizm i filosofia iazyka (Marxism and the Philosophy of Language) (1929).
In accordance with Bakhtin's own philosophy, it seems logical to treat them as rejoinders in ongoing dialogues between group members on the one hand and between the group and other contemporary thinkers on the other.
While this aspect of Bakhtin's theory of the novel is most likely based on the philosophy of Cassirer, who developed his work as a defence of liberal values in the context of an increasingly chauvinistic atmosphere in Weimar Germany, a different political slant becomes markedly more apparent in Bakhtin's work of the 1930s.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/b/bakhtin.htm   (8222 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Christianity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In their stead Greek philosophy occupied the minds of the cultured, whilst the populace were attracted by a variety of strange cults imported from Egypt and the East.
With Greek philosophy, on the other hand, representing the highest efforts of the human intellect to explain life and experience, and to reach the Absolute, Christianity, which professes to solve all these problems, had, naturally and necessarily, many points of contact.
The early heresies — Sabellianism, Arianism, and the rest — were but attempts to make Christianity one of a number of philosophies; the attempts failed, but the scattered truths that those philosophies contained were shown, as time went on, to exist and find their fulfilment in Christianity as well.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03712a.htm   (8642 words)

 Existentialism - The Society and Culture Beat - SearchBeat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy - Professional organization supporting philosophy inspired by continental European traditions.
The Philosophy of Authenticity - Outline of major topics with links.
The Philosophy of Existentialism - Existentialism at Adventures in Philosophy, a section of The Radical Academy.
www.searchbeat.com /Society/Philosophy/CurrentMovements/Existentialism   (370 words)

 Postmodern Thought
Postmodernism, Pedagogy, and Philosophy of Education (Clive Beck)
Essays on the Philosophy of Technology an extensive collection of essays in contemporary philosophy (Frank Edler, Metropolitan Community College Omaha, Nebraska)
Hogan (2000) Gadamer and the Philosophy of Education
carbon.cudenver.edu /~mryder/itc_data/postmodern.html   (1754 words)

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