The Special Features in Vietnamese Philosophical Thought

Nguyen Ba Duong


The article refers to the objective conditions and subjective factors of the formation and development of Vietnamese philosophical thoughts; analyzes the approaches and the scope of study; summarizes the basic characteristics of Vietnamese philosophical thought and the essential differences between Vietnamese philosophical thought and Chinese, Indian and Western philosophical thoughts; and indicates the acquisition, inheritance and the development of Vietnamese philosophical thought in comparison with such philosophical thoughts. Accordingly, the article analyzes the close relationship between Vietnamese philosophical thought and the Vietnamese national thought and points out the inseparable relations between the Vietnamese philosophical thought with Vietnamese literature and history; and the relationship between the philosophical thought of the Vietnamese people and the philosophy of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism. The article also shows the need of promoting researches, summarizing the system of concepts, categories, and rules of Vietnamese philosophy, and the mission of modern Vietnamese philosophers in the development of the philosophy in Vietnam and their responsibility to contribute to the development of human philosophy in the contemporary world.

Keywords: Vietnam, Vietnamese, Vietnamese philosophical thought, Three Teachings (Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism), Culture, Spirit, Orientalism, Westernization, world view and outlook on life in Vietnamese philosophy.

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