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On Thetheory of Xin-xing and Selfcultivation of the Doctrine of the Mean

Author XiangZuo
Tutor ZhaoJianGong
School Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Course Chinese Philosophy
Keywords The Doctrine of the Mean Heaven Xing Cheng(Honesty) Tao
CLC B222
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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The theory of Xin–xing(心性) in the Doctrine of the Mean is inherited“Nature and divine order of things”of Confucious, which is ground-breaking thinking. It offers the philosophy basic to Confucious’Thoughts, which is playing a connecting role in the theory Xin– xing of confucianism.The theory of Xin–xing in the Doctrine of the Mean starts its deep meaning from heaven, order, xing, edueation and cheng(诚). According to the Doctrine of the Mean, the human nature comes from the God, which raises the status of human subjectivity. The theory of Xin–xing in the Doctrine of the Mean discusses the process of self-enlightenment. Honest is the core for the Doctrine of the Mean’metaphysics.The theory of Xin–xing in the Doctrine of the Mean proposes the self-cultivation processing of“Jin Xing(尽性)”, which is based on the theory of Xin-xing. When we talked it in human experience, it has several ways of self-cultivation. such as“Shen du(慎独)”,”Zhi qu(致曲)”and“Zhi Zhong he(致中和)”.The Doctrine of the Mean emphasizes the unity of human and nature. It thinks the people can achieve the desired level. Honesty is a core category which can connect with heaven.

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