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Volume 7, 2018

Ethics and Interdependence

Sang-Hwan Kim
Pages 15-23

Interdependence in the Confucian World View
From the Idea of Fengjing (Landscape)

The Chinese counterpart of ‘landscape’ is fengjing 風景. This word is based on the three semantic elements: wind, light, and seeing. I will trace below the philosophical implications of the three key sememes of the word fengjing in the perspective of comparative philosophy. The purpose of such a task lies, on the one hand, in evoking the aesthetics of fengjing dormant in the East Asian tradition and, on the other hand, in presenting a new model of interdependence that can stimulate environment-friendly ethical imagination.

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