E-book: Volume 6, 2017
A complete archive from 2016 to present.
Today,we are very pleased to announce the launch of the English edition of Contemporary Social Sciences.
Abstract: Mobile Internet has broken down the spatial barriers of human interaction; social networking has thoroughly demonstrated the collective behavior of human beings; big data depicts the trajectory of human behavior, recording the process from quantitative to qualitative change; cloud computing has also ensured the technical implementation of the above-mentioned activities. Big data has helped bring about opportunities, challenges and a sense of urgency tosocial scientists. Given the new data tools, approaches and research strategies now available, social scientists now see it as an opportunity and duty to study human communication and group behavior, There search objectives, newly innovated research tools, wholeness of research ideas and practical accessibility of research results and data have brought great new opportunities for the breakthrough development of social science research. Social science research must, however, also deal with a variety of challenges, such as a lack of big data awareness, i
On December 31, 2010, Resolution of Expediting Reforms and Development of Water Conservancy was jointly published by the CPC Central Committee and Sate Council. Six months later, the Party Central Committee and Sate Council convened a central water conservancy work conference in Beijing from July 6, 2011 to July 9, 2011, where the implementation of reforms and development of water conservancy planned by CPC Central Committee and the State Council was specifically arranged for. A central government resolution, a central government conference, the introduction of a series of new ideas and policies and measures, the commencement of a multitude of water conservancy projects and the entry of water conservancy for livelihood into the key issue agenda, all marking that China's water conservancy construction has risen to national level, as well as the arrival of a straddling new era where water conservancy reforms are guided by scientific development.
GuoXiaoming, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
Sheng Yi, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences
Sun Heping (Sichuan Administration College, Party School of Sichuan Provincial Committee 610072)
Abstract: By taking advantage of resources of ideological history of science and the philosophy of phenomenon science, this paper distinguishes two different types of natural science: phenomenon science and object science, and uses phenomenon science to explain the unity of ancient Chinese science. Being part of object science, modern European science uses the “object” model to interpret the natural world and manifests the objective knowledge of things based on the objective concept and objective logic of object ontology; o n the contrary, being part of phenomenon science, ancient Chinese science uses the “phenomenon” model and interpret the natural world, and manifests the phenomenal knowledge of things based on the phenomenal concept and phenomenal logic of the phenomenal ontology. By giving a unified scientific interpretation for theory of vitality, syncretism between man and heaven, yin-yang theory and five-element theory, this paper reveals the phenomenon science, which served as a unique form
[English Title] Is Hume a Causal Realist? An Analysis of the New Hume Debate
Abstract ： Since Isaiah Berlin delivered his Two Concepts of Liberty in 1958, “Value Pluralism” has been a topic of hot debate in contemporary western politics and philosophy . This paper shall clarify two different meanings of "Value Pluralism" from Berlin and other scholars , which take “incommensurability” and “incompatibility” of value as core feature respectively. This paper will specify that the incommensurability of value is the essential meaning of “Value Pluralism” while “incompatibility” or “value-conflicts” is not a component of “Value Pluralism” for its difficulty in being established. Basing on this distinction, the author further proposes a concept of “Progress”, which is used as a justification method of two different “ Value P luralisms”, indicating that "Value Pluralism" with “incommensurability” as the only core can accept the concept of “Progress”, which however is repelled by “ Value P luralism” with “incompatibility” as its core.
Abstract: Teaching disciplines (Shifa) and domestic disciplines (Jiafa) were an important issue in the history of studying Confucian classics. Despite widespread discussion and debate, it has not been clarified. Based on textual research, this paper suggests that teaching disciplines in the Han Dynasty are modeled after the Five Classics while domestic disciplines are modeled after the annotations. As an example, the teaching disciplines of the Analects (Lu-state Version) (hereinafter referred to as "LU Analects") in the Western Han Dynasty are modeled after the Commentaries on the LU Analects , whose founder should be Gong Fen ( 龚奋 ), the earliest master of the LU Analects .
About the author: Working in the Institute for the History of Natural Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences with an academic degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology, he has been engaged in extracting questions with philosophical values from the history of science, and cast the philosophy of science and technology into the raging fire of history to gain the truth.
Known as “a literary account of historical events,” biographical literature is supposed to describe the course of a person’s life. Some writings are criticized for having the “apes evolving into humans” structure by following a strict “chronological timeline.” It results in a single structure that is uniformly monotonous and unreadable. Instead of being understood merely as a way of organizing materials, the structure should be seen as the general attribution for all things. It manifests itself in the unity of content and form. The development of human sciences and thinking will enable us to have deeper understanding of nature and society. The birth of systematology took the study of structure to the next level, as well as shedding light on the artistic structure of biography. Colorful and varied structures of social life are the endless source of artistic structures. The artistic appeal of biological structures can be completely unfolded under the extreme restriction of historical authenticity.
Abstract of the chapter: This chapter establishes the theories on how human civilization is based on three ways of recording that divide human civilization into three different ages. The first age lasting from approximately 150,000 years ago to some 6,000 years ago featured verbal language to narrate and inherit the civilization in which the mankind created and developed languages and converted their lives, experiences and observations and descriptions of the world into words. The second age formed about 7,000 years ago when civilization was recorded and inherited through words that became the dominant force in human society at around 4,000 years ago and lasted until today. In the third age emerging since the late 1800s, the movies, TVs and image streams on the internet incubated from the art of photography quickly transformed the way people remember, record, observe and narrate lives, and significantly changed the traditional role of books and written languages in the human society. People are surrounded a
Abstract : Televisions are deemed to be one of the key catalysts causing evolution of regional cultural in rural areas, especially those inhabited by minority groups, as both the subjects of mass communications and anthropology tend to regard the countryside to be a passive receiver of TV’s “prowess”. An ethnic study of the evolving relationship with televisions at a village of the Yi ethnic group with six years of TV history however suggests that televisions and the rustic Yi life (including their local culture/knowledge system) have undergone a mutually constructive, interactive history in which the Yi tribes welcome televisions into their local life while gradually adjusting their lifestyle and cultural fabrics to fit the television, a process that also bears witness to the occurrence of media culture and transition of local culture.
Abstract: Education reform in China and the U.S. over last decade reveals us three theories on the limitation of education reform. First, it’s impossible to ensure that no student falls behind, although we could build the best education system through a top-to-down administration approach. Second, it’s impossible to employ a common curriculum ideology or method to make all students develop their capabilities through a top-to-down administration approach. Third, it’s impossible to develop the best teaching method to ensure all students achieve excellence. It’s significant to know these three limitations for China’s future education reform. We need to raise the question positively, know the limitation theories and understand education diversification.
1 Political Constructivism and Kant’s Moral Constructivism