A Brief Introduction to Shi Zuocheng
Shi Zuocheng was born in Shandon Jinan, China, in 1934, moving to Taiwan with his father in 1949. He is good at thinking about the reality of life beliefs, life phenomena, cultural ideas, and many other issues related to human existence, and poetry and painting, from the perspective of the whole history of philosophy, psychology, art, etc. Shi Zuocheng is critical of contemporary philosophical thinkers. He was ever likened to the only living philosopher in the Chinese world by ‘‘Beijing University Press’’ in mainland China.
Shi Zuocheng graduated from the institute of philosophy, National Taiwan University in 1962. Then, he began teaching in Hsinchu High School, engaging in research and teaching. He also taught in National Taiwan University, Chinese Culture University, and delivered a lecture at various universities, holding a lecture for a long time, well received by the parties. He has more than dozens of works and the profound influence.
Shi Zuocheng’s research can be briefly divided into three periods. The first period is to explore the origin of life and the meaning of existence in the way that is close to poetry to write prose and novel before the age of forty. The second period is between 40 to 50 years old, writing the introduction to metaphysics method, a total of four of the eleven books. The third period is from the age of 50 to now, from the ‘‘Philosophical Anthropology’’ has been more than a dozen books published, through the development process of human civilization to explore the basic connotation of life, and to demonstrate the value of life itself in the original and human civilization differences. These three periods are actually mutual expansion and completion.
Shi Zuocheng confirms philosophy with the practice of life, and enriches the connotation of life by philosophical speculation. He integrates the interaction between human, nature and civilization. From the deep civilization of art, philosophy, ethics, religion and science, he repositions the civilization of the new century. Moreover, from the ‘‘text’’ expression traces back to the ‘‘graphics’’ and ‘‘sound’’ expression, which maintains the most direct relationship between human and nature. Throughout his life, Shi Zuocheng keeps never cease philosophical thinking and practice for life.