Virtue as Desire: Mengzi 6A In Light of the Kongzi Shilun

Virtue as Desire: Mengzi 6A In Light of the Kongzi Shilun <p>Abstract:</p><p>This article uses an interpretation of “Guan ju” 關雎 (Osprey) in the <i>Kongzi shilun</i> 孔子詩論 (Confucius’ discussion of poetry) manuscript to reconsider a group of analogies in <i>Mengzi</i> 6A between virtue and desire. The interpretation, which foregrounds the role of sexual pleasure in moral cultivation, can be related to a series of analogies between virtue and appetite in Book 6A. Reading these analogies together with the conversations in book 1, I argue that the moral pleasures of the human heart in the <i>Mengzi</i> are more than elevated forms of aesthetic joy or rational management of immediate sensual satisfaction. They are directly rooted in the communal nature of immediate sensual satisfaction itself.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Virtue as Desire: Mengzi 6A In Light of the Kongzi Shilun

Philosophy East and West, Volume 70 (1) – Feb 21, 2020

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<p>Abstract:</p><p>This article uses an interpretation of “Guan ju” 關雎 (Osprey) in the <i>Kongzi shilun</i> 孔子詩論 (Confucius’ discussion of poetry) manuscript to reconsider a group of analogies in <i>Mengzi</i> 6A between virtue and desire. The interpretation, which foregrounds the role of sexual pleasure in moral cultivation, can be related to a series of analogies between virtue and appetite in Book 6A. Reading these analogies together with the conversations in book 1, I argue that the moral pleasures of the human heart in the <i>Mengzi</i> are more than elevated forms of aesthetic joy or rational management of immediate sensual satisfaction. They are directly rooted in the communal nature of immediate sensual satisfaction itself.</p>

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Published: Feb 21, 2020

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