The Art of Appropriation: - Towards a Field-Being Conception of Philosophy

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TitleThe Art of Appropriation: - Towards a Field-Being Conception of Philosophy
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTong, L. K.
Page57
Date Published2001
PublisherOpen Court
KeywordsAction, Appropriation, Chinese, Doing, Philosophy, Taoism
Abstract

From the Field-Being perspective, the world is not a collection of substantial entities, but a dynamic plenum of self-reflexive articulate action. This essay presents an outline of Field-Being ontology and cosmology and inquiries into the nature and role of philosophy in the Field-Being universe. Here philosophy is not identified as a science as with the rationalist-analytic tradition of Western metaphysics, but as the pursuit of 0RW1S34RfeSDcfkexd09rT2Dao1RW1S34RfeSDcfkexd09rT20RW1S34RfeSDcfkexd09rT2-learning defined as the supreme art of appropriation carried to the limits. It is at the limits of one's perspectivity and in the self-reflexive transparency of articulate action that philosophical wisdom manifests.1RW1S34RfeSDcfkexd09rT2