Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 9, 2008

Confucian Philosophy

Chaehyun Chong
Pages 207-221

맹자의 도덕내재주의는 어떻게 정당화될 수 있나?

The purpose of this paper is to show one way how the Mencian internalism of morality can be justified. Since previous studies of Mencius's internalism have paid too much attention to explaining or training it, they have failed to disclose the difficulties of and the importance of justifying it. In this study, I claim that Mencian internalism is a full development of Confucius' spirit of subjectivity and so can be justified in the same practical way as Kant used in justifying morality.