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Disputes over Philosophical Views in the First Half of the Twentieth Century and Development of Contemporary Chinese Philosophy
Zhengyu Sun and Zhiyi Zhao
Frontiers of Philosophy in China
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan., 2006), pp. 124-132
Published by: Brill
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30209957
Page Count: 9
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To explore the development of contemporary Chinese philosophy, fundamentally, is to explore the development of Marxist philosophy in contemporary China. The disputes over philosophical views in Chinese academic circles during the first half of the twentieth century have been focused on understanding Marxist philosophy from such aspects as "what kind of philosophy Chinese society needs," "the relation of philosophy to science," and "philosophy as an idea to reflect on one's life." These explorations have provided us a significant ideological insight into the development of Marxist philosophy and contemporary Chinese philosophy; that is, in contemporary China, Marxist philosophy, as a doctrine of the liberation and all-round development of human beings, exists not only as a kind of"doctrine" or "academy" but also as a kind of widely accepted "xueyuan (academic cultivations)" among people.
Frontiers of Philosophy in China © 2006 Brill