Why Is It Change Instead of Being? Meditating on the Interalogical Meaning of Change/Yi in the Book of Change

Geling Shang

Abstract


This article explores the multiple senses of yi or change in the Yi Jing or Book of Change, as a conception that denotes nothing but interality. By looking at the text interalogically, it tries to reveal that the underlying magnitude of the book is its focus on change as a study of interality (jianxing 间性), rather than Being, which thus became the foundation or point of departure of early Chinese thought.

Cet essai explore les sens multiples du Yi ou les changements du Yi Jing ou Livre du changement comme conception qui n’exprime rien d’autre que l’intéralité (interality). Une analyse interalogique du texte tend à révéler que la magnitude sous-jacente du livre tient à sa focalisation sur le changement en tant qu’étude de l’intéralité (interality - jianxing间性), plutôt que de l’Etre, ce qui par consequent devient le fondement ou point de départ de la pensée chinoise ancienne.


Keywords


Change; Being; Yi Jing (I Ching); Interality; Interalogy; Chinese philosophy; Changement; Être; Yi Jing (I Ching); Interalité (Interality); Intéralogie (Interalogy); Philosophie chinoise

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2016v41n3a3185

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
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