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[Vol.30 (2018)] Confucian Community and the Positive Passivity
Author : JEON Sungkun
Date : 19.02.19
Page : 211-222
Keyword : Confucian community, power of the king, power of people, publicity, public rationality, positive passivity
Abstract :


This paper explores the practicability of the Confucian community with the concept of positive passivity. It will be argued that positive passivity is the key to opening the application of Confucianism to contemporary Korean society. This paper utilizes Kantian antinomy to examine Jeong Yak-yong’s 丁若鏞 (1762-1836) political theories, which are seen in his works such as Wonmok, Tangnon, Gyeongse yupyo.

Jeong’s antinomy refers to conflict between the power of the king which focuses on a highly centralized system of government, and the power of people which focuses on regionalization. Although his political theory contains conflicting views, his political views deserve publicity, which can be understood as public rationality. We should think of the concept of positive passivity when modernizing Confucian communities. Modern Confucianism should require public rationality for its survival in modern society. 

Attachments : vol.30 JEON Sungkun.pdf

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