By John Wild

15 web page reprint from the Philosophy and Phenomological study magazine, Vol. XX, quantity 2, December 1959. writer: John Wild of Harvard collage. PARTIAL record of key words: essence; whatness; lifestyles; recognition; psychological operation; Aquinas; Aristotle; epistemology; classical objectivism; self-consciousness; etc., and so forth.

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This is often viewed as “arguments” but in fact it is closely related to people’s material bottom line. ” We will use one of the most famous ancient Chinese operas Snow in Midsummer as an example to drive our analysis. The main character Er Dou’s father is a scholar but is “extremely poor even though he has read thousands of books,” and he is “away from the family due to poverty” (Hanqing Guan 1999: pp. 182–183). Even though Dr. Sai is a doctor, he is still penniless and frustrated, and thinks of murdering Cai just because he owes her 20 pennies.

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