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Dai Zhen (1724–77)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G032-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Dai Zhen, a neo-Confucian philosopher, argues against the received neo-Confucian view of dao as a metaphysical entity. On the contrary, dao is immanent in the world and, in the case of the human world specifically, in the everyday lives of ordinary people irrespective of social status. His philosophical views had important political and social implications.

Citing this article:
Ying-Shih, Yü. Dai Zhen (1724–77), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G032-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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