Revealing the dao of heaven through the dao of humans: Sincerity in the doctrine of the mean [Book Review]
Graduate studies at Western
Frontiers of Philosophy in China 4 (4):537-551 (2009)
|Abstract||In Zhongyong 中庸 (The Doctrine of the Mean), cheng 诚 (sincerity) is the “Dao of all Daos”, the “virtue of all virtues”, and thus connects the Dao of humans and that of Heaven. The Dao of humans can reveal the sincerity in the Dao of Heaven in two approaches: to contemplate on sincerity and to conduct in sincerity. Meanwhile, sincerity in the Dao of Heaven is unfolded in everything’s seeking for its own nature and destiny, thus the most fundamental approach for the Dao of humans to reveal the sincerity in the Dao of Heaven is for humans to seek for everything’s own nature and destiny.|
|Keywords||the Mean sincerity respectively seeking for their nature and destiny on their own 中庸 诚 各正性命|
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