The prominent aspect of 17th century thoughts is the assertion on the independence of Mind(心). Three tendencies form their shapes as the results: first, the presupposition of psychological reality; second, the exteriority of moral judgment; third, the totality of Mind.
To recover Mind's essence, one must exclude the artificial elements. Experience of Nature(山水) is the main method to confirm the Mind itself. Mind is grasped as an outward movement but with no norms, and the movement is defined as the Taste(趣向).
The taste proposes the collective subject, and it distinguishes the choices of such subject in everyday life. Whereas the Nature transcends the everyday life, the Taste appreciates the everyday life. However, once everyday life is filtered by any Taste, it turns out to be not natural nor routine. As long as the Taste is connected with Mind, such a dilemma is problematic. The scholars who study the Taste of 17the century should notice it.