Meta-Female Symbol and Atomic Theory: Differences between Oriental and Occidental Ontological Philosophy
LANGUAGE NOTE | Document text in Chinese; abstract also in English.
Man’s patterns of thought and knowledge systems are represented by linguistic morphology. The model of ontological academy is gathered and subsided as an automatic analysis of the structure of the current language by the primitives in typology of languages. The paper introduces an analytical and contrastive method of language to trace back the differences between Oriental and Occidental philosophical prototypes, and to extend into their respective cultural fields. (1) The speech ensuing of reflective structures of Occidental languages leads to “phonemic theory" or a parsing pattern of thought, while speech simultaneity of isolated structures of Oriental languages to “syllabic theory” or an integrated pattern of thought. (2) The worship of primitive gods is the mother of philosophy: Occidental philosophy originated from “physical philosophy” of the worship of natural gods, while Chinese philosophy from “ethic philosophy” of the worship of forefathers. The pattern of linguistic analysis is the father of philosophy: “atomic theory” of Occidental philosophy is isomorphic of phonemic theory, while “Meta-Female Symbol” of Chinese philosophy is of syllabic theory. (3) The denotation of “Dao”(道) of Laocius (老子) is a newborn baby, which means both the vagina and productivity, and “Meta-Female Symbol” compares the way of human ethic conversion and raising to the way of emerging all things, then to the way of ruling tactics. (4) There is a strong correlation between linguistic structures and patterns of speculation. Occidental "logic theory" originated from the culture in which sound is expressed by reflective structures, while Chinese "symbolic method" from the culture in which meaning is expressed by isolated structures. (5) The differences between Oriental and Occidental spiritual beliefs, individual values, social organizations, science and technology and artistic styles are the extension of the differences of linguistic analysis, ontological philosophy and pattern of thought in these fields. (6) Only when the DNA of Chinese culture is disclosed, can we interpret fundamentally a historical China with a several thousand years, and describe appropriately a modern China in the converging current between Oriental and Occidental cultures, and predicate exactly a future China.
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