Rational awareness of the ultimate in human life — The Confucian concept of “destiny”

  title={Rational awareness of the ultimate in human life — The Confucian concept of “destiny”},
  author={Dahua Cui},
  journal={Frontiers of Philosophy in China},
  • D. Cui
  • Published 5 August 2009
  • Biology
  • Frontiers of Philosophy in China
The Confucian idea of “ming 命 (destiny)” holds that in the course and culmination of human life, there exists some objective certainty that is both transcendent and beyond human control. This is a concept of ultimate concern at the transcendental theoretical level in Confucianism. During its historical development, Confucianism has constantly offered humanist interpretations of the idea of “destiny”, thinking that the transcendence of “destiny” lies inherently within the qi endowment and… 
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