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Article Number - 7C0C79A55304


Vol.6(4), pp. 23-30 , September 2015
DOI: 10.5897/PPR2015.0119
ISSN: 2141-663X



Review

On Western and Chinese conception of time: A comparative study



Alberto Castelli
  • Alberto Castelli
  • Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.
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 Received: 22 June 2015  Accepted: 01 September 2015  Published: 30 September 2015

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While Western thinking considers change within a unique process stretching ad infinitum, Eastern thinking conceives change within a process that hold together repetition and transformation. Making sense to this is to simply recognize that the issues regarding time understanding in ontological and metaphysical terms, serve to support the idea that how we consider the nature of history it will impact the interpretation and conclusions drawn about history. But here the issue is less about history as content and more about the developing of a society; we will try therefore to observe how different conceptions of time can shape different imprint on the society as a whole.

 

Key words: Time, eternal return, Buddhism, original sin, collectivism, individualism.

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APA Castelli, A. (2015). On Western and Chinese conception of time: A comparative study. Philosophical Papers and Review, 6(4), 23-30.
Chicago Alberto Castelli. "On Western and Chinese conception of time: A comparative study." Philosophical Papers and Review 6, no. 4 (2015): 23-30.
MLA Alberto Castelli. "On Western and Chinese conception of time: A comparative study." Philosophical Papers and Review 6.4 (2015): 23-30.
   
DOI 10.5897/PPR2015.0119
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/PPR/article-abstract/7C0C79A55304

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