The Confucian Doctrine of the Mean and Seeking Truth From Facts:Also on the relationship between Confucianism and Practical Learning
作者: YUAN TingtingYUAN Yuli
刊名: Chinese Confucianism, 2019, Vol.2 (2)
来源数据库: Academic Culture Publishing House
关键词: ModerationSeeking truth from factsAnti-moderationThe bow and arrow culturePractical science culture
原始语种摘要: Tracing back to the source, seeking truth from facts is the implementation of the pre-Qin Confucian concept of the mean (“Zhong Yong” in Chinese). The central word is “Zhong”, the initial meanings of the word “Zhong” are “inside” and “center”; the verb of the mean is “Yong”, the word “Zhong” also has the meaning of “cooperation” and “harmony”; When the term points to universal content, “Zhong” refers only to “real” or “honest”. The doctrine of the mean is to seek truth from facts. The historical source of the doctrine of the mean is the bow and arrow culture, and its modern form is the practical science culture. The essence of the concept of seeking truth from facts is “starting from reality” rather than “starting from the actual theory” or “starting from utility”. Otherwise, we will...
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  • moderation 减速
  • seeking 勘查
  • culture 
  • between 在中间
  • harmony 
  • arrow 箭头
  • paradox 悖论
  • cooperation 合作协同酌
  • starting 起动
  • doctrine 学说