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Minding the Life: Thinking Metaphysically and Historically
Author: Liang-Kai Chou (Department of History, National Taiwan Normal University, Professor)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 66, No. 2
Date:September 2021
Pages:1-24
DOI:https://doi.org/10.6210/JNTNU.202109_66(2).0001

Abstract:
  This article aims to establish a system of historical theory based on historical consciousness, integrating social consciousness and philosophies of life. The purpose is to salvage modern historiography from its total denial of metaphysics and overemphasis on scientific methods since the late nineteenth century. What I called “life minding” enacts humans’ transcendental mind and historical thinking. Life minding is neither the theories, laws, or models of the social sciences and the natural sciences nor the “interdisciplinary integration” approach that emerged in the Western academic communities in the 1950s and 1960s. This intelligent mind, like the idea of “hub” of Molecular biology, is an open space for communicating, exchanging, and reformulating both traditional thoughts, such as Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, and modern bodies of knowledge, such as Marxist notion of “the poverty of theory” and “the principle of uncertainty” of physics and quantum biology.

Keywords:Taoism, metaphysical thinking, Buddhism, Marxism, quantum biology, uncertainty principle, historical consciousness

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APA FormatChou, L.-K. (2021). Minding the Life: Thinking Metaphysically and Historically. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University, 66(2), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.6210/JNTNU.202109_66(2).0001
Chicago FormatChou, Liang-Kai. “Minding the Life: Thinking Metaphysically and Historically.” Journal of National Taiwan Normal University 66, no. 2 (2021): 1-24. https://doi.org/10.6210/JNTNU.202109_66(2).0001