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Zhu Xi and Wang Fuzhi's “Illustrious Virtue” Similarities and Differences in Interpretation of Chinese Philosophy and Culture

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2014, (25), pp.113-124
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2014..25.005
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Published : August 30, 2014

이상훈 1 cho sung chun 2

1경주대학교
2을지대학교

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ABSTRACT

Zhu Xi's interpretation on “illustrious virtue” on the basis of original Confucian classics in Pre-Qin dynasty, the interpretation with original Confucian classics are preserve the unanimity, and increase Neo-Confucianism's viewpoint. He interpret “illustrious virtue” with “reason”. The interpretation as follows: First, he advocates illustrious virtue are heavenly order and Not ignorance of void and bright. Second, he think that illustrious virtue are conscience and good conscience. Third, he think that illustrious virtue possess noumenal function, also possess the status in metaphysics of morals. Zhu Xi's interpretation on “illustrious virtue” receive Neo-Confucianist's succession and development. It makes Zhu Xi's “illustrious virtue” interpretation possess classical status on interpretation in the historyof Chinese philosophy. Zhu Xi's succession of the pre-Qin Confucian “illustrious virtue” idea, he acknowledged the possibility of moral practice and good of human nature. He believes that “illustrious virtue ” as the mandate of heaven, therefore, we haveto practice the mandate of heaven. Wang Fuzhi's also pre-Qin Confucian “illustrious virtue” idea, and played his own pointof view. Wang Fuzhi the “moral” classified into innate virtue and morality of the day after tomorrow. Zhu Xi's “Matilda” and “de” the possibility of him “Matilda” is Heaven, “de” is the practice of heaven. Wang Fuzhi underscores “de” the day after tomorrow the cultivation process, in his view, the “de” is a conscious and ethical behavior. To sum up, I think of Zhu Xi's “illustrious virtue” interpretation has a negative side, instead of Wang Fu-Zhi's “illustrious virtue” interpretation of a positive side. This is consistent with their philosophy and cultural conceptions, Zhu Xi's scholar is a comprehensive and innovative scholar Wang Fuzhi was in turn, it affects their “illustrious virtue,” understanding and interpretation. In any case, their “illustrious virtue” interpretation is influenced later Confucianism of “illustrious virtue,” understanding and explanation of the thought of. Both “illustrious virtue” thought research pending follow-up studies.

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