The Relationship between Morality and Intellect-Remarks on the modern trend of traditional morality from the historical evolution of the relationship between morality and intellect

Philosophy and Culture 26 (2):128-139 (1999)

This paper examines in detail the traditional Chinese thought, the relationship between moral and intellectual history of arbitrarily change the situation, specifically to explore the moral and intellectual relations in different historical periods shown by the different forms. That intellectual thought in the traditional Chinese virtue experienced by a shift to an objective knowledge of the process, and "Germany" "intellectual" relationship is experienced by the "moral wisdom, regardless of" to "the separation of morality and intelligence", from " to German unification intellectual "to" handsome intellectual virtue "from" to Chile and Germany "to" intellectual and moral "process" of this process it shows the traditional Chinese thinking began to realize that knowledge for the virtue of independent wealth, development special value to our clear future direction of human morality is necessarily rational, conscious. This paper investigates in detail the historical evolution between morality and intellect in traditional Chinese thought. It explores the different forms of the relationship between morality and intellect during different historical stages. It contends that the intellect has undergone a transition process from an indistinguishable relationship to a differentiation. This transition can be seen as unifying intellect with morality to ruling morality with intellect, and from improving morality with intellect to mediating morality with intellect. From this process, it has been shown that Chinese traditional thought has gradually become aware of the special value of the independence of knowledge in enriching and improving morality. It has also shown that the future trend of human morality will necessarily be intellectual
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