Moral Emotions, Awareness, and Spiritual Freedom in the Thought of Zhu Xi (1130–1200)

@article{Marchal2013MoralEA,
  title={Moral Emotions, Awareness, and Spiritual Freedom in the Thought of Zhu Xi (1130–1200)},
  author={Kai Marchal},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={199 - 220}
}
It is well known that the Neo-Confucian thinker Zhu Xi (1130–1200) particularly emphasizes the role of emotions in human life. This paper shows that the four ‘moral emotions’ (e.g. feelings like ‘compassion’ and ‘disdain’ as described in the Mencius) are central to Zhu's thinking, insofar as only their genuine actualization enables the individual to achieve spiritual freedom. Moreover, I discuss the crucial notions of ‘awareness’/‘perception’ (zhījué) and ‘knowledge’/‘wisdom’ (zhī), in order to… Expand

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