The Chinese Philosophical Concept of Supreme Ultimate

Qing MING

Abstract


Supreme Ultimate, a key concept of Chinese philosophy, is the pattern or order underlying everything and explaining why things operate as they do, as well as how the operation of things should conform. This paper is an integrated study of the Supreme Ultimate, and the topic of the paper will be carried out from two aspects: 1) beginnings and historical developments: an overview of the Supreme Ultimate; and 2) Shao Yong’s redefinition of the Supreme Ultimate: the mind as the Supreme Ultimate.

Keywords


Supreme Ultimate, Wang Bi, the Book of Change, Shao Yong.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/mess2017/12250

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