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The ontological analysis of Zhu Xi’s ‘LitongQiyi(理同氣異)’ and ‘QiyiLiyi(氣異理異)’

Choi, Bokyung 1

1고려대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper aims at explaining Zhu Xi’s ‘LitongQiyi(理同氣異)’ and ‘QiyiLiyi(氣異理異)’. When Zhu Xi was 58 years old, he modified Gao Zi(<告子>) chapter of Mencius(≪孟子≫). In the process of modifying it, Zhu Xi’s disciples began to question about ‘Li(理)’ and ‘Qi(氣)’. Because it is likely that ‘Li’ isn’t coherent. First, all existence have the same ‘Li’, but ‘Qi’ is different(理同氣異). Second, ‘Qi’is different, so ‘Li’ also alters(氣異理異). They thought that The two propositions of ‘Li’ and ‘Qi’ are contraction. However, Zhu Xi admitted The two propositions of ‘Li’ and ‘Qi’. Because he thought that two propositions complete each other. The two propositions of ‘Li’ and ‘Qi’ are ontological subject. Through ontological analyzing those, it could be confirmed why Zhu Xi admitted The two propositions of ‘Li’ and ‘Qi’.

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