Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Title

Beyond moral and religious conventionalities: Comparative metaethical and ethical reflections on Zhang Zai (1020-1077) and Paul Tillich (1886-1965)

Language

English

Abstract

After introducing the unusual situations that shaped the lives of Zhang Zai and Paul Tillich, we present details from two major writings of these seminal figures: Zhang's Western Inscription and Tillich's sermon, “The Depth of Existence.” In this process we present new English renderings of selected passages of Zhang's influential essay, and illustrate how Tillich's essay manifests onto-hermeneutic claims related to change and transformation that have not always been highlighted in his work. As a consequence, we reveal how both men's writings provoke some unusual metaethical and ethical reflections, while also sharing important values and standards revealed through this comparative study.

Publication Date

12-2014

Source Publication Title

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume

41

Issue

S1

Start Page

632

End Page

650

Publisher

Wiley

Peer Reviewed

1

Copyright

© 2016 Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Funder

Hong Kong Baptist University's Research Committee provided funding for a major grant which promoted this interdisciplinary research under the title “Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern and Contemporary Sinologists’ Classical Translations and Chinese Works” (IRMC/11-12/01-REL).

DOI

10.1111/1540-6253.12148

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1540-6253.12148

ISSN (print)

03018121

ISSN (electronic)

15406253

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