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The Philosophical Foundations of Classical Chinese Medicine

Philosophy, Methodology, Science

By Keekok Lee

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Format: Hardback, 392 pages
Other Information: 37 Illustrations, black and white
Published In: United States, 30 April 2017
This book makes Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) intelligible to those who are not familiar with the tradition and who may choose to dismiss it off-hand or to assess it negatively . Keekok Lee uses two related strategies: arguing that all science and therefore medicine cannot be understood without excavating its philosophical presuppositions and showing what those presuppositions are in the case of CCM compared with those of biomedicine.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Bibliographical Justification and Clarification of the Main Texts Selected Chapter Three: Ontology: Qi and Its Role in the Lattice of Inter-weaving Key Concepts Chapter Four: Metaphysics: The Laozi and the Lattice of Inter-weaving Key Concepts Chapter Five: The Zhouyi/Yi: Meanings and Significance Chapter Six: The Yi: Yin Qi, Yang Qi, Yinyang and the Yao-gua Model Chapter Seven: Yinyang-Wuxing Chapter Eight: Process Philosophy/Ontology Chapter Nine: Modes of Thinking Chapter Ten: Wholism in Chinese Terms Chapter Eleven: Implications of Wholism/Wholism for Science/Science, Methodology and Ontology Chapter Twelve: Conclusion

About the Author

Keekok Lee is honorary research professor at Manchester University.

EAN: 9781498538879
ISBN: 1498538878
Publisher: Lexington Books
Dimensions: 23.8 x 15.8 x 2.6 centimetres (0.33 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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