Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: Zhu Xi's Appropriation of Zhou Dunyi (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Joseph A. Adler


Discusses how Zhou Dunyi’s inspiration turned a cornerstone of neo-Confucianism.

Zhu Xi, the twelfth-century architect of the neo-Confucian canon, declared Zhou Dunyi to be the 1st real sage because Mencius. This used to be debatable, as many of Zhu Xi’s contemporaries have been serious of Zhou Dunyi’s Daoist leanings, and different figures had truly been extra major to the music dynasty Confucian resurgence. Why was once Zhou Dunyi accorded such value? Joseph A. Adler unearths that the sooner philosopher supplied an underpinning for Zhu Xi’s non secular perform. Zhou Dunyi’s conception of the interpenetration of job and stillness allowed Zhu Xi to proclaim that his personal thought of psychological and non secular cultivation reflected the basic precept immanent within the flora and fauna. This e-book revives Zhu Xi as a spiritual philosopher, hard longstanding characterizations of him. Readers will have fun with the inclusion of whole translations of Zhou Dunyi’s significant texts, Zhu Xi’s released commentaries, and different basic resource material.

“It is a really ponderable ebook. i like to recommend it to people who wish to learn and think.” — Ralph Peterson, San Francisco ebook Review

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