The Change of Philosophical Views in Contemporary China

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No.1, 2016


The Change of Philosophical Views in Contemporary China



Sun Zhengyu


The change of times necessarily leads to that of philosophical views. In the history of civilization of mankind, the worldwide modernization changed the mode of man’s existence and his self-consciousness, and thus the philosophy of man’s self-consciousness as a theoretical form. An increasingly profound change is taking place to the philosophical view of contemporary China in the course of “world history” marked with “modernity,” and saliently manifested as the re-understanding of the theoretical implications, thinking way, mode of existence and social functions, endowing new ideological connotation to such basic philosophical concepts as philosophical view, world view, ontological view and reflective view and thus shape and direct in a philosophical way the zeitgeist of our times.