Are animals moral?: Zhu Xi and Jeong Yakyong’s views on nonhuman animals

  title={Are animals moral?: Zhu Xi and Jeong Yakyong’s views on nonhuman animals},
  author={Youngsun Back},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  pages={116 - 97}
ABSTRACT One significant feature of Jeong Yakyong’s丁若鏞 (1762–1836) thought is his deconstruction of Zhu Xi’s 朱熹 (1130–1200) moral universe based on li 理 and qi 氣. For Zhu Xi, the world in its entirety was a moral place, but Jeong Yakyong distinguished nonmoral domains from the moral domain. One question that follows in pursuing a comparison of their philosophies on this topic is what each thinker meant by ‘moral’ and, in particular, whether they meant the same thing. In this paper, I delve… 
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