Neo-Confucian philosophy

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G004-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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12. Conclusion

This survey of neo-Confucian thinkers is necessarily selective in terms of the figures covered. It also is confined to what might be called pre-modern philosophers. In the closing period of the Qing dynasty several extremely interesting and innovative thinkers such as Kang Youwei, Tan Sitong and, in the twentieth century, Feng Yulan produced new versions of Confucian philosophy which incorporated and synthesized their understanding of Western philosophy, religion and science. These new forms of Confucian thought continue to be developed in contemporary times, but as they represent a new and distinct stage in the Confucian tradition, they warrant a separate and detailed study in their own right.

Citing this article:
Ivanhoe, Philip J.. Conclusion. Neo-Confucian philosophy, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G004-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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