Classical Chinese Logic by Jana S. Ro š ker

2018 March 08 0 By Tomas 黃炎
Ro š ker, J. S. (2015) Classical Chinese Logic Philosophy Compass, 10, 1 – 9. doi:phc3.12226

The present article provides an introduction to classical Chinese logic, a term which refers to ancient dis-courses that were developed before the arrival of significant external influences and which flourished in China until the first unification of China, during the Qin Dynasty (221 BC). Taking as its premise that logic implies both universal and culturally conditioned elements, the author describes the historical back-ground of Chinese logic, the main schools of Chinese logical thought, the current state of research in this area and the crucial concepts and methods applied in classical Chinese logic. The close link between Chinese logic and the Chinese language is also stressed.