刘宗周慎独之阐微 = The study of Liu Zongzhou's learning of vigilant solitude.
Date of Issue2008
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Liu Zongzhou was one of the most important Confucians in the Ming Dynasty. This thesis explores Liu’s Learning of Vigilant Solitude, interpreting his various texts, investigating his complicated concepts, for the aim of demonstrating a clear and distinct description of Liu’s theory. This thesis consists of eight chapters. Chapter One examines the updated study of Liu’s thoughts. Chapter Two introduces the developments of Liu’s concept on Vigilant Solitude. Chapter Three and Four discuss the details of Vigilant Solitude. Chapter Five and Six analyze his five important texts. Chapter Seven shows the way how Liu’s theory acts as the critique of the School of Wang Yangming and his disciples. Chapter Eight is the conclusion. In general, this thesis uncovers Liu’s Vigilant Solitude from different perspectives, offering a more complete understanding on this topic.