The concept of “DAO” in Nguyen Binh Khiem’s philosophy and its current value
Tho Thi Nguyen – Su Cong Le
The article presents Nguyen Binh Khiem’s viewpoint on the concept of Dao, which plays a central role in Chinese philosophy and Vietnamese philosophy. Accordingly, the authors point out the value of this concept to modern society - a society that tends to promote the role of tolerance, solidarity, and lifestyle of community friendliness, harmony with nature, environmental protection, and respect for ecological ethics. For that purpose, the article will focus on the following issues: firstly, a brief overview of Nguyen Binh Khiem’s life and career; secondly, generalizing the concept of Dao in Chinese philosophy; thirdly, the intension of Dao in Nguyen Binh Khiem’s philosophy; fourthly, the current value of the concept of Dao in Nguyen Binh Khiem’s philosophy.
Key words: Dao, Heaven’s dao (Tiandao), Human dao (Rendao), Earth’s dao, King’s dao, Yin – Yang