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“Joe was very much at home both in contemporary logical theory and in American philosophy…. The readers of the present volume … will find the clarity of expression and the rich understanding of the background literature, history, and concepts of the tradition he addresses to be an important access to and perspective on Chinese philosophy.” ---- Elizabeth R. Eames, Professor (Emeritus), formerly Director of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy, SIUC“Professor Wu provided … deft comparisons between Chinese and Amero-Eurocentric philosophies, … [and] challenges us to revisit and rethink our unexamined assumptions about reality, knowledge, value and the very enterprise of philosophy itself. … As a traditionally trained junzi, Professor Wu’s impressive range of expertie ranged from the Confucian classics to philology, poetry and calligraphy, certainly qualifying him for the designation of a Sinological renaissance man. Few of today’s scholars are able to draw on such rich resources in their exploration of Chinese philosophy, which undoubtedly contributed to Professor Wu’s sage proposal for “Philosophy as the Art of Making Sense.” ---- Sandra A. Wawrytko, Associate Professor, San Diego State University, CA. “Indeed, the pocket edition de luxe of Chinese philosophy revisited in a new light, the best invitation to the field long over-due! Deceptively lucid, simple and clear; yet witty and provocative throughout. Every output from Joe Wu’s pen is, in one word, EXQUISITE! Bear in mind the essence of Chinese mentality: depth, breadth, simplicity and, above all, delicacy. (Ku Hung-ming) The author is capable of “expressing with clearness [not only] what he thought with vigor” (Maugham) but, more significantly, what he felt with delicacy. The readers, though appreciative of such a feat of brevity and lucidity, may feel as we do, wishing that Joe have more to enlighten us with, but for his premature passing in 2006! ---- Suncrates, Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive HarmonyAbout the Author: Joseph S. Wu, Professor (Emeritus) of California State University at Sacramento, CA., USA, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Distinguished Service in Comparative Philosophy and Culture, by the Board of Dictionary of International Biography of London (1971).
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