Advertisement

Flying Dragons in the Sky: The Philosophy of Moral Education in the School of Principle of Neo-Confucianism

  • Zhuran You
  • A. G. Rud
  • Yingzi Hu
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter concentrates on the philosophy of moral education in the School of the Principle of Neo-Confucianism during the Song Dynasty. The moral education concepts and approaches of five Confucian philosophers are discussed in detail. The chapter explores and analyzes Zhou Dunyi’s cosmology of the Supreme Ultimate, Zhang Zai’s cosmic concepts of qi and the role of the heart in governing nature and the sentiments, the Cheng Brothers’ ontological framework of the heavenly principle and their contribution to compiling moral education textbooks, Chu Hsi’s proposal of preserving the transcendental li and eradicating human desires, and his moral education approach to investigating concrete objects and events to attain moral truth.

References

  1. Cheng, H., & Cheng, Y. (1981). Collections of the Cheng Brothers. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company.Google Scholar
  2. Chu, H. (1983). Collected annotations on the four books. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company.Google Scholar
  3. Chu, H. (1989). Collections of works by the duke of culture, Chu Hsi. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Works Publishing House.Google Scholar
  4. Chu, H. (2002). Collective books of Chu Hsi. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Works Publishing House.Google Scholar
  5. Dai, Z. (1980). The collections of Dai Zhen. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Works Publishing House.Google Scholar
  6. Gong, K. (1996). On Zhang Zai’s moral education thought. Hebei Academic Journal, 4, 46–50.Google Scholar
  7. Huang, Z. (2011). History of thought of Chinese ancient moral education. Beijing: Chinese Social Science Press.Google Scholar
  8. Liu, J. (2011). Philosophy of moral psychology of Zhang Zai and Wang Fuzi. Social Science, 5, 126–133.Google Scholar
  9. Wang, Q. (2015). Zhou Dunyi’s penetration of the three religions. Book, 7, 57–60.Google Scholar
  10. Xuan, J. (1990). Song of Tao of Yongjia. In J. Ren (Ed.), Sutra of Chinese dazang. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company.Google Scholar
  11. Zhang, Z. (1978). Collections of Zhang Zai. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company.Google Scholar
  12. Zhou, D. (1936). The collections of Zhou Lianxi. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Works Publishing House.Google Scholar
  13. Zhu, P. (2006). The construction of Chu Hsi’s philosophical ontology and its implications of Li. Journal of Jiaying University, 5, 24–27.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuran You
    • 1
  • A. G. Rud
    • 2
  • Yingzi Hu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Teacher EducationShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina
  2. 2.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.Office of the ProvostShaoxing UniversityShaoxing CityChina

Personalised recommendations