Abstract:Confucius must have inspired his disciples to identify the process and structure of the human self and required self-cultivation in embodying and developing virtues within and practicing virtues as potential ways for its full self-realization. My discussion will be carried out through a conceptual and onto-hermeneutic analysis of the underlying self (ji
) structure and its born nature and mind as content as deliberated in the Lunyu (the Analects
). On the basis o…
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