Reflective judgment vs. investigation of things – a comparative study of Kant and Zhu Xi

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dc.contributor.advisor Parkes, Graham A. en
dc.contributor.advisor Jansen, Julia (KU Leuven) en
dc.contributor.author Ou, Yangxiao
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-11T13:07:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.date.submitted 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ou, Y. 2016. Reflective judgment vs. investigation of things – a comparative study of Kant and Zhu Xi. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 249 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3268
dc.description.abstract This thesis is devoted to studying two historical philosophical events that happened in the West and the East. A metaphysical crisis stimulated Kant’s writings during his late critical period towards the notion of the supersensible. It further motivated a methodological shift and his coining of reflective judgment, which eventually brought about a systemic unfolding of his critical philosophy via Kantian moral teleology. Zhu Xi and his Neo-Confucian contemporaries confronted a transformed intellectual landscape resulting from the Neo-Daoist and Buddhist discourses of “what is beyond the form”. The revival of Confucianism required a method in order to relocate the formless Dao back into daily life and to reconstruct a meta-ethical foundation within a social context. This led to the Neo-Confucian recasting of “investigation of things” from The Great Learning via complex hermeneutic operations. By the respective investigation on, as well as the comparative analysis of the two events, I reveal the convergence and incommensurability between the two distinct cultural traditions concerning the metaphysical quests, the mechanism of intellectual development, and moral teleology, so as to capture the intrinsic characteristics of philosophical research in general. en
dc.description.sponsorship China Scholarship Council (PhD Research Scholarship (2011-2014)); College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork (Graduate School Erasmus Mobility Scholarship (2014-2015)) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language English en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2016, Yangxiao Ou. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Kant en
dc.subject Teleology en
dc.subject Zhu Xi en
dc.subject Neo-Confucianism en
dc.subject Dilthey en
dc.subject Metaethics en
dc.subject Reflective judgment en
dc.subject Gewu en
dc.subject Investigation of things en
dc.subject Hermeneutic mechanism en
dc.subject Critique of judgment en
dc.subject The great learning en
dc.subject Chinese hermeneutics en
dc.subject Comparative philosophy en
dc.subject Metholody of comparative philosophy en
dc.subject The supersensible en
dc.subject Metaphysical quest en
dc.subject Li en
dc.subject Principle en
dc.subject Purpose en
dc.subject Chinese philosophy en
dc.subject Kantian philosophy en
dc.subject Philosophical creativity en
dc.subject Moral teleology en
dc.title Reflective judgment vs. investigation of things – a comparative study of Kant and Zhu Xi en
dc.title.alternative 反思性判断力合目的性原则与格物穷理 — 康德目的论与朱熹理学比较研究 en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder China Scholarship Council en
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Philosophy en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
dc.thesis.opt-out false
dc.check.chapterOfThesis Chapters of thesis - 3,4,5,7,9
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
ucc.workflow.supervisor julia.jansen@kuleuven.be
dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2016 en


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