The Subjectivity and Originality of Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

Social Sciences in China (Chinese Edition)

No. 3, 2022


The Subjectivity and Originality of Contemporary Chinese Philosophy



Sun Zhengyu


The historical mission of contemporary Chinese philosophy is to build a philosophy with Chinese characteristics that has subjectivity and originality. The hundred-year historical experience of the Sinicization of Marxist philosophy shows that to undertake this historical mission, we must adhere to the theoretical thinking of unifying emancipation of the mind with seeking the truth from the facts and to the practical wisdom of unifying the pursuit of truth with the realization of values; to the theoretical creation of unifying conceptual change with system construction; and to the mission of unifying the establishment of morality and discourse with forging the soul and nurturing talent. Based on the great practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and the transformation of human civilization, the essence of the historical mission is to “refine new theories with scientific reason” and “generalize new practices in accordance with objective laws,” to give philosophical ideas, philosophical perspectives and philosophical propositions new connotations in terms of thought, era and civilization, and to accelerate the construction of a disciplinary system, academic system and discourse system of philosophy with Chinese characteristics.