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ERIC Number: EJ1046438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Confucian Rationalism
Lam, Chi-Ming
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v46 n13 p1450-1461 2014
Nowadays, there is still a widely held view that the Chinese and Western modes of thought are quite distinct from each other. In particular, the Chinese mode of thought derived from Confucianism is considered as comparatively less rational than the Western one. In this article, I first argue that although the analogical mode of argumentation, which is often claimed to be in sharp contrast with the Western mode of rationalism, has played a prominent role in Confucianism, it does not make Confucianism any less rational. Then, I examine the normative and communicative features of Confucian rationalism, exploring the implications of these features for critical thinking in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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