File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Self and Community in the Xunzi

TitleSelf and Community in the Xunzi
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherHigher Education Press and Brill.
Citation
Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 2012, v. 7 n. 3, p. 455-470 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper investigates Xunzi's ideas on self and community.According to Xunzi,the origin of Confucian rituals lies in the need to nourish human desires.However,this nourishment is more than the simple satisfaction of desire.Rather,in the development of rituals,desires are evaluated and directed according to the overall good of a person in order that the person can actively pursue fulfilment and self-realization.If human beings are controlled by momentary desires,they live like beasts and cannot act as autonomous agents.Confucian rituals constitute a normative framework for human life and desires.Following Xunzi,this normative framework is based on a cultural and collective interpretation of our own nature.Through Confucian rituals a person can not only satisfy desires properly,but can also enjoy human relationships within the community.Most importantly,it is through these Confucian rituals that a person realizes himself as an agent who can control and direct his own life.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160730
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.152

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorTang, Sen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:17:36Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:17:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers of Philosophy in China, 2012, v. 7 n. 3, p. 455-470en_US
dc.identifier.issn1673-3436-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160730-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates Xunzi's ideas on self and community.According to Xunzi,the origin of Confucian rituals lies in the need to nourish human desires.However,this nourishment is more than the simple satisfaction of desire.Rather,in the development of rituals,desires are evaluated and directed according to the overall good of a person in order that the person can actively pursue fulfilment and self-realization.If human beings are controlled by momentary desires,they live like beasts and cannot act as autonomous agents.Confucian rituals constitute a normative framework for human life and desires.Following Xunzi,this normative framework is based on a cultural and collective interpretation of our own nature.Through Confucian rituals a person can not only satisfy desires properly,but can also enjoy human relationships within the community.Most importantly,it is through these Confucian rituals that a person realizes himself as an agent who can control and direct his own life.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHigher Education Press and Brill.-
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers of Philosophy in Chinaen_US
dc.titleSelf and Community in the Xunzien_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailTang, S: tangsf@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityTang, SF=rp01153en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3868/s030-001-012-0027-4-
dc.identifier.hkuros203540en_US
dc.identifier.volume7-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage455-
dc.identifier.epage470-
dc.publisher.placeChina-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats