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Wang Chong (AD 27–c.90)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-G060-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G060-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved December 11, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/wang-chong-ad-27-c-90/v-1

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The Han philosopher Wang Chong wrote a text called Lunheng (Disquisitions or Discourses Weighed in the Balance), one of the most exceptional and original documents in Chinese thought, compiled as it was during a crucial transitional period. Wang’s main approach can be defined as a rational scepticism, questioning accepted history, the contents of canonical texts and philosophical claims about reality. His writings on fate develop ideas such as necessity, cause and uncertainty.

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Chalier, Agnes. Wang Chong (AD 27–c.90), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G060-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/wang-chong-ad-27-c-90/v-1.
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