On Tang Zhen's Ethics Thoughts and Its Modern Meaning
Tan Lisi;The Philosophy Department of Nanjing University;
This study researches on Tang Zhen's Ethics Thought to reveal its value for building healthy relationships between people in today's society. Tang Zhen divides human into three categories according to their moral level, which are man of upper moral level, man of middle level and man of bottom level.Tang Zhen advocates the equality between people, especially equality between monarch and subject, men and women. Tang Zhen also emphasizes that human's desire for development is needed to be treated seriously. Unlike Confucianists of Song and Ming dynasty, Tang Zhen doesn't treat human's desire as opposite to Heavenly Principle. He thinks that proper desire is good for the society. However, he also objects to improper desire which is harmful to the society. In today's society, Tang Zhen's ethics thoughts still have positive significance in building core socialists values and in guiding people to deal the relationship between individuality and collective.
【CateGory Index】： B249.4