Conclusion: The Significance of Wang Chong’s Philosophical Thought

  • Alexus McLeod


In this chapter, I argue for the historical and philosophical significance of Wang Chong’s Lunheng given the positions of the previous chapters. Wang’s philosophical thought can be extremely valuable for contemporary philosophers, as he offers a toolkit of positions and arguments that have the potential to transform contemporary debates. I maintain that philosophers (not only historians of philosophy) should pay more attention to the thought of Wang Chong and to early Chinese thought in general. Considering and integrating insights and arguments from these texts can reinvigorate contemporary philosophy.

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  • Alexus McLeod
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  1. 1.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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