2013
DOI: 10.1163/15406253-0400304006 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This article is a comparative study of the philosophical views on learning and learning methods elaborated by Wang Yangming and Francis Bacon. It argues that as different criteria for the advancement of learning Bacon’s empirical learning and Wang’s “learning of the heart-mind” represent two different philosophical orientations, and are responsible, at least partially, for laying down the basis for the parting ways of China and Europe at the dawn of the modern era. It concludes that an appreciation of the mutu… Show more

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