Maoist / Daoist—Dialectic in China

道可道,非常道。名可名,非常名。(道德经 - Daodejing)
"The path that can be a path is not the eternal path. The name that can be named is not the eternal name."
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class="first">Maoist / Daoist—Dialectic in China

Post by 老子 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:46 am

Thought I'd post this old article I found in the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (which appears to have been renamed Critical Asian Studies at some point):

Dialectic in China: Maoist and Daoist (1977)
by J.W. Freiberg ... 7.10406395

"We are all aware of the Western dialectical tradition in philosophy; Hegel in the Logic traces this tradition from Parmenides, Socrates and Plato to Kant. More recently, the French sociologist Lucien Goldmann has illuminated later moments in this line of thought, placing Racine and especially Blaise Pascal before Kant, and analyzing the theoretical contributions of Marx and Lukács. What many of us might well not realize, however, is that our Western dialectical tradition is paralleled by dialectical traditions in other civilizations."

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