Knowledge, Action, and Virtue in Zhu Xi

Knowledge, Action, and Virtue in Zhu Xi <p>Abstract:</p><p>Herein is examined Zhu Xi&apos;s investigation thesis, the claim that a necessary condition (in ordinary cases) for one&apos;s acting fully virtuously is that one investigate the all-pervasive pattern in things (<i>gewu</i> 格物). Four key objections that the thesis faces are identified, which are labeled the worries of rationalism, elitism, demandingness, and irrelevance. Zhu Xi, it is argued, has resources for responding to each of these worries, and for defending a broadly intellectualist conception of fully virtuous agency.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Knowledge, Action, and Virtue in Zhu Xi

Philosophy East and West, Volume 69 (2) – Aug 13, 2019

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>Herein is examined Zhu Xi&apos;s investigation thesis, the claim that a necessary condition (in ordinary cases) for one&apos;s acting fully virtuously is that one investigate the all-pervasive pattern in things (<i>gewu</i> 格物). Four key objections that the thesis faces are identified, which are labeled the worries of rationalism, elitism, demandingness, and irrelevance. Zhu Xi, it is argued, has resources for responding to each of these worries, and for defending a broadly intellectualist conception of fully virtuous agency.</p>

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