Chapter 4 Mind from Kohn

Chapter 4 Mind from Kohn - • Lu = sadness/cruelty...

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Kohn 4. The Mind Greek-Xian: pure spirit vs. impure matter Decartes: mind/body dualism 20 th century reactions: oneness of mind-body consciousness: non-local, ESP China: mind & body are Qi xin ( o ) 1) all aspects of consciousness; 2) senses/emotions’ evaluations of world
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Network of consciousness ‘Heart’ ( xin o ): mind (critical, evaluative) spirit o (open, manifest Dao within) Essence: active in Blood; stored in Kidney Liver: Blood, spirit souls ( o ), assertion Spleen: defensive qi , intent ( o ), planning Lungs: qi , material soul ( o ), thoughtfulness Kidney: essence, will ( o ), caution
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Organ Emotion Virtue Li = anger/frustration benevolence H = excess joy/hatred propriety/respect Sp = worry/resentment reciprocity/empathy
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Unformatted text preview: • Lu = sadness/cruelty righteousness • Ki = fear/loneliness wisdom/care/trust Transmitted along productive/birth cycle Honesty (Sp): central & basis for other virtues Daoist deities in body & longevity • ‘Three Ones’: yang, pure deities/ Qi • ‘3 Deathbringers’: excess emotions, bad acts, etc. • ‘9 Worms’ eat body Measures against them: emotional control & virtuous acts; meditate on Three Ones; herbal medicines Body deities & acupuncture? Acupuncture: stab invasive demons with small lancets, so Daoist origins BUT Unschuld: Confucian worldview med. Sociopolitical body: terms, balance, order Virtue gives resistance; no fear of demons Herbal origins in demonic medicine Acupuncture/herbs unified in Song (10-13 th )...
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