Thus, on tu's account, confucian self-cultivation is a gradual process of combining all levels of the community in the process of self-transformation, from the family to the neighborhood, clan, race, nation, world, and finally to the universe and the cosmos. Humanity and self-cultivation : essays in confucian thought humanity and self-cultivation : essays in confucian thought tu wei-ming asian humanities press, 1979humanity and self-cultivation | cheng & tsuithe twelve essays in this volume concisely illustrate the inherent humanity and self-cultivation 9780887273179. Benjamin i schwartz, the world of thought in ancient china rodney l taylor, the religious dimensions of confucianism tu wei-ming, humanity and self-cultivation: essays in confucian thought carsun chang, the development of neo-confucian thought, 2 vols. The human adult self, in confucianism, has above been defined as an 'achieved state of moral excellence rather than a given human condition', and there are several implications to such an understanding.
A: in what is called the great learning, confucianism reveals the process by which self-development is attained and how it flows over into serving and blessing humankind: investigation of phenomena, learning, sincerity, rectitude of purpose, self-development, family discipline, local self-government, and universal self-government. Through an intensive focus on the confucian process of self-cultivation, noted author and teacher tu wei-ming aggressively explores the spiritual dimension of this tradition these essays soundly establish the significance of confucianism, in china as well as throughout the entire world, for the modern society and individual.
Humanity and self cultivation : essays in confucian thought by tu wei-ming a copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition all pages are intact, and the cover is intact the spine may show signs of wear. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read centrality and commonality: an essay on confucian religiousness a revised and enlarged edition of centrality and commonality: an essay on chung-yung. From the 11th century onward, neo-confucian philosophers, engaged in the renewal and elaboration of confucian thought, subscribed to the mencian line, stressing the potential goodness of human nature and the importance of developing that goodness through education.
Get this from a library humanity and self-cultivation : essays in confucian thought [weiming tu] -- this first paperback edition of a classic text includes a new introductory essay on tu wei-ming's confucianism, by robert cummings neville, dean of the school of theology at boston university, and. The 12 essays in this volume concisely illustrate the inherent religiousness of confucianism, one of the most influential systems of thought on ea the 12 essays in this volume concisely illustrate the inherent religiousness of confucianism, one of the most influential systems of thought on earth.
This analysis complements tu's highly acclaimed humanity and self-cultivation: essays in confucian thought as a continued expression of his deepening understanding of confucianism voiced through various perennial human concerns. Confucianism is a philosophy originated by the chinese philosopher, confucius, which teaches that logic and reason can solve all human problems, and rejects excessive emotion and superstition confucianism also teaches that following the traditions of early chinese culture is the best way to organize society. Human beings can become perfect through individual and communal effort for example self creation and cultivation the general philosophy of confucianism emphasizes individual and governmental morality, rightness of social relationships, sincerity and justice of the whole community.
Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Taylor, rodney l the religious character of the confucian tradition philosophy east and west 48/1 (january 1998): 80-107 tu, wei-ming li as a process of humanization, in tu, humanity and self-cultivation: essays in confucian thought (berkeley: asian humanities press, 1979), 17-34. Way, learning, and politics: essays on the confucian intellectual albany, ny: state university of new york press tu, weiming (2010) the global significance of concrete humanity: essays on the confucian discourse in cultural china new delhi, india: center for studies in civilizations and munshiram manoharlal publishers tu, weiming, & ikeda, daisaku.