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Dissertation > Philosophy, religion > Chinese Philosophy > Qin Dynasty ( 220) > Confucian > Xunzi ( Xun Kuang,BC 313 to 238 years )

Elementary Discussion to Intuitive Sagacity of Chu Bamboo Five Elements

Author YangMingRui
Tutor TangLin
School Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Course Chinese Philosophy
Keywords five elements intuitive sagacity soul self restraining in privacy
CLC B222.6
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Intuitive sagacity is an important category of Chu bamboo five elements, and is the unique feature which distinguishes other philosophical thinking. The concept of“intuitive sagacity”is related to the worship for super-power of witch culture, with little“moral”element; however, it has been hold in esteem as a moral conduct in Western Zhou Dynasty, and Spring and Autumn Period. That intuitive sagacity has developed into a significant philosophic concept can be seen in the Chu bamboo five elements.On the basis of text comparison between Chu bamboo five elements and silk book five elements, the thesis aims to analyze the fundamental reason that Xunzi refutes Simeng, and confirm the leadership of intuitive sagacity in Chu bamboo five elements. According to the evolution of intuitive sagacity in document handed down for generations, and the original text of five elements, the article expounds the connotation of intuitive sagacity, the relation between intuitive sagacity and being benevolent, righteous , courteous,“three thinking, three forms”,“being one”and self restraining in privacy. chu bamboo five elements points out that intuitive sagacity is within“moral conduct”,“holy”is becoming smart after knowing the ways of heaven,“wisdom”is becoming clear after knowing the ways of human; the intuitive sagacity related to“smart”is the ideal condition for understanding“the moral of heaven”which requires being one with your soul and self restraining in privacy.Being benevolent, righteous, courteous, consistent and trustworthy from soul in five elements and correlation between" heaven" and human beings with intuitive sagacity as core, and artistically effort are the important resources of ideology of being good and“knowing soul, knowing nature, knowing heaven.”

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