Yin-Yang and the Heart-Mind

Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 17 (1):1-11 (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


The East Asian notion of a heart-mind is arguably more accurate to our psychology than the Western term “mind” and its equivalents are: the latter term implies the possibility of psychological functioning in the absence of all emotion, and it can be shown that that is impossible. But then it turns out that we can update the traditional Chinese notions of yin 陰 and yang 陽 in such a way as to help us philosophically explain how our functioning psychology involves emotion and why any possible psychology has to rest on such a basis. Yin-yang is the essence of heart-mind, and heart-mind is essential to any functioning psychology.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 86,507

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Understanding the Heart-Mind Within the Heart-Mind of the Nèiyè.Steven Geisz - 2016 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 15 (3):393-412.
The Mind and the Heart in the Christian East and West.David Bradshaw - 2009 - Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):576-598.
Book Reviews. [REVIEW][author unknown] - 2001 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 28 (3):339-352.
Historical origins of the modern mind/body split.R. E. Lind - 2001 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 22 (1):23-40.
Zhuangzi’s Cheng Xin and its Implications for Virtue and Perspectives.Chong Kim-Chong - 2011 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (4):427-443.


Added to PP

41 (#324,167)

6 months
6 (#161,351)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Michael Slote
University of Miami

Citations of this work

Why We Need Empathy.Michael A. Slote - 2021 - Australasian Philosophical Review 5 (4):366-373.
Taiji.Michael Slote - 2021 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 20 (3):365-375.
Natural Autonomy, Dual Virtue, and Yin-Yang.Michael Slote - 2020 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 19 (1):1-10.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references