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The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy$
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Curie Virág

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190498818

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.001.0001

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(p.189) Conclusion
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The Emotions in Early Chinese Philosophy
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Curie Virág

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498818.003.0008

This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book and sketches out further implications—historical, methodological, and philosophical. First, it highlights the fact that the mainstream account of emotions implies a model of self as a cognitive and practical agent. Second, it shows how the mainstream account invokes the idea of the human being as a universal category, alongside a vision of the cosmos as a coherent, intelligible realm. Finally, it argues that cognitive paradigm represented by the mainstream account offers an alternative to the dualistic categories that pervade modern thinking (subjective/objective; theory/practice; feeling/thinking).

Keywords:   models of the self, agency, things, mastery, idea of nature, empire, subjective, objective, human

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