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Confucian Esthetic Understanding of Filial Piet Consciousness in 『Doctrine of the Mean』

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2012, (50), pp.145-167
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : July 20, 2012
  • Accepted : August 10, 2012

ANN YOUNG TAK 1

1성균관대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to analyze the confucian esthetic idea of filial piet through the understanding of filial piet consciousness of confucianism indicated in 『Doctrine of the Mean』 as the basis of human esthetics. It can be said that the esthetics is to understand and explain scholarly world of rational philosophy emotionally. Therefore, the role and mission of the esthetics is to lead the human for prosperous and beautiful life for a living. For the human emotion, a virtue from the impersonation and realization as the humanity or human appeal displayed by the pure practical desire of human of ‘Myeolinyokjoncheolli-the destroy of human selfish and the respect of heavenly reason’ is becoming a beautiful gesture. When the human pure feeling inherited from heaven is displaying from the consciousness to the behavior through becoming esthetic sense by ethical practice desire, it can be said as human esthetics. The filial piet consciousness indicated in 『Doctrine of the Mean』 is just the basis of this human esthetics. Eventually, the filial piet consciousness indicated in 『Doctrine of the Mean』is the well-balanced practice of Doctrine of the Mean based on humanity and the completion of human esthetic filial piet. This can be said esthetic ideal of filial piet consciousness of confucian esthetics.

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