A specialist in the history of East Asian philosophy and religion and its potential for contemporary ethics, he has written, edited, or co-edited more than a dozen books and published more than thirty articles and numerous dictionary and encyclopedia entries on Chinese and Western religious and ethical thought."[T]hanks to Philip Ivanhoe's painstaking translations, English readers can now have a glimpse of Zhang's expansive and at times also enigmatic writings."— Q.
Edward Wang, Dao"The greatest value of On Ethics and History is that is gives English language historians an opportunity to gain direct insight into Zhang's philosophy of history.
The rich notes provided, in addition to the general introduction, are extremely helpful to readers.
The translation is highly readable and accurate."—Yong Huang, Kutztown University "The publication of this book is the event of the year in the study of Chinese philosophy in the English-speaking world.
--'I was slumbering, my Callias ...'--'There is a natural state ...'--On the Concept of Punishment--Being Judgement Possibility--Hermocrates to Cephalus--Fragment of Philosophical Letters--Seven Maxims--'The wise, however ...'--From a Draft of the Journal Plan--The Standpoint from which we should consider Antiquity--Note on Homer--'I am pleased ...' (On Achilles)--A Word on the Iliad--On th --'I was slumbering, my Callias ...'--'There is a natural state ...'--On the Concept of Punishment--Being Judgement Possibility--Hermocrates to Cephalus--Fragment of Philosophical Letters--Seven Maxims--'The wise, however ...'--From a Draft of the Journal Plan--The Standpoint from which we should consider Antiquity--Note on Homer--'I am pleased ...' (On Achilles)--A Word on the Iliad--On the Different Modes of Poetic Composition--The Ground of the Empedocles--'The declining fatherland ...'--'When the poet is once in command of the spirit ...'--'Feeling speaks in a poem ...'--'The expression, the characteristic ...'--'The lyric, in appearance idealic poem ...'--'Does the idealic catastrophe ...'--Poetological Tables--'The tragic poet ...'--Review of Siegfried Schmid's play The Heroine--'The meaning of tragedies ...'--Notes on the Oedipus--Notes on the Antigone--On the Fable of the Ancients--Pindar Fragments Appendix: The Oldest Programme for a System of German Idealism Notes List of Hölderlin's Letters Included in this Edition List of Correspondents: Biographical Notes Index Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism.
Hölderlin was also an important thinker in the development of German Idealism, particularly his early association with and philosophical influence on his seminary roommates and fellow Swabians Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling.
This volume presents him as an ethical philosopher with a distinctive understanding of the aims and methods of Confucian self-cultivation.
Offered in English translation for the first time, this collection of Zhang's essays and letters should challenge our current understanding of this Qing dynasty philosopher.
This new translation of selected letters and essays traces the life and thoughts of this extraordinary writer.
Hölderlin's letters to friends and fellow writers such as Hegel, Schiller and Goethe describe his development One of Germany's greatest poets, Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) was also a prose writer of intense feeling, intelligence and perception.