Dasan’s Theory of Human Nature: View of Ethics
June 2, 2008
Benevolence, righteousness, civility, and wisdom are formed around corresponding conduct. Therefore, benevolence can be achieved only when one loves others; before this love, benevolence does not exist. After one commits a good act, one can recognize righteousness. Before he so acts, righteousness does not exist…How can it be asserted that benevolence, righteousness, civility, and wisdom are inherent in human mind, like seeds in a peach or apricot?