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Wang Yang-ming

(1472—1529)


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(1472–1529)

The most important Neo-Confucian philosopher of the period corresponding to the western middle ages. Wang Yang-Ming taught a kind of pragmatism, arguing that knowledge and action are inseparable. Purely contemplative ideals presuppose a split between mind and the world; whereas by eliminating selfishness and obscurity, and then through action, the mind is united with the principle (li) of things.

Subjects: Religion — Philosophy.


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