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Reconsideration about the Dong-Mu's Theory of Nature and Emotion

  • Journal of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Abbr : J Sasang Constitut Med
  • 2009, 21(2), pp.11-26
  • Publisher : The Society Of Sasang Constitutional Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

이준희 1 Eui Ju Lee 1 Koh Byung-Hee 1

1경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

1. Objectives This research was purposed to reconsider the Dong-Mu's Theory of Nature and Mind(性情論 ). 2. Methods The Dong-Mu's interpretation on the first chapter of 『The Doctrine of Mean(中庸)』, and the related contents of Nature and Emotion(性情) in his literature such as 『Gyukchigo(格致藁)』, 『Donguisusebowon-Sasang chobongyun(東醫壽世保元四象草本卷)』 and 『Donguisusebowon(東醫壽世保元)』 were reviewed. 3. Results and Conclusions 1. Dong-Mu reinterpreted the concepts about 'Providence(天命) and Human Nature(人性)', 'Not-yet-intentional state(未發) and Intentional state(已發)', 'Nature and Mind(性情)' and 'Equilibrium and Harmony(中和)'in 『The Doctrine of Mean』, and used these concepts as logical tools in explanation of his thoughts of Human being and medical theory. 2. The generating principle of Nature and Mind(性情) presented as sorrow, anger, joy and pleasure is 'the Principle of Human nature(性理)', which is embodied as 'the Principle of Organ(臟理)' in 『Donguisusebowon』. The Principle of Organ(臟理) is originated from Heart and lie at lung, spleen, liver and kidney as the form of Four Virtue(四德). 3. The Principle of Organ(臟理) has the position of superintendence and is the generating principle of Nature and Emotion(性情), by which the structural and functional variations between different constitutional types are formed. 4. Dong-Mu's newly established concept of Nature and Emotion(性情) is the core logic in his idea of physiology, pathology and self-cultivation.

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