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Wang Yangming's Theory of the Unity of Knowledge and Action Revisited: An Investigation from the Perspective of Moral Emotion

Wang Yangming's Theory of the Unity of Knowledge and Action Revisited: An Investigation from... <p>Abstract:</p><p>Based on my previous work, this article illustrates two additional aspects of pure knowing: (1) moral motivation and (2) practical ability (enriched by practice). Moral emotion unifies all these characteristics of pure knowing. There is a difference of deg ree in clarity of consciousness, motivating power, and promotion of experiential knowledge between pure knowing without action, and various levels of pure knowing refined through action. This reading could solve apparent contradictions and logical problems in Wang&apos;s theory of the unity of knowledge and action, and beÄ´ er clarifies our moral experience.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Wang Yangming&apos;s Theory of the Unity of Knowledge and Action Revisited: An Investigation from the Perspective of Moral Emotion

Philosophy East and West , Volume 69 (1) – May 17, 2019

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>Based on my previous work, this article illustrates two additional aspects of pure knowing: (1) moral motivation and (2) practical ability (enriched by practice). Moral emotion unifies all these characteristics of pure knowing. There is a difference of deg ree in clarity of consciousness, motivating power, and promotion of experiential knowledge between pure knowing without action, and various levels of pure knowing refined through action. This reading could solve apparent contradictions and logical problems in Wang&apos;s theory of the unity of knowledge and action, and beÄ´ er clarifies our moral experience.</p>

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 17, 2019

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