An Analysis of Zhuang Zi's Heaven / Man Theory

Philosophy and Culture 27 (2):106-113 (2000)

Heaven Zhuangzi school concept is one of the core idea. Analysis of the book material, can be found, "Heaven" has three meanings, namely: the same as Road; refers to the natural law and the role of the channel display; refers to the channel given human nature. "Person" have two meanings, namely: that the role of the person by day; others that affect human nature, the world. Zhuangzi and the subsequent study by the complicated discussion of the Analysis, can be found on their actual relationship to the three kinds of Heaven: one, in life, the days given human nature, decided the fate of the day, so basically the same Heaven, people should totally go In addition to human be together in Heaven. Second, some people of the intrinsic nature and impact of the world between, it is diametrically opposed relationship, Zhuangzi violently attacked, especially after learning later monarchs destroy human nature and behavior of residues. Third, the relationship between Heaven and the world, it is added by the monarchy from a political tune. Analysis on the book and understand the relationship between several Heaven, will help to explore and grasp the very Zhuangzi's entire system of thought
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