Classical Chinese Logic by Jana S. Ro š ker

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.

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Disney La-Haut: What is Happiness? Taichi Yin-Yang, Buddha 迪斯尼:快樂是什麼?太極,陰陽,佛陀


Disney La-Haut:Happiness is not about being immortal nor having food or rights in one’s hand. Its about having each tiny wish come true, or having something to eat when you are hungry or having someone’s love when you need love.”快樂不是長生不老也不是你的手裡握有食物或權利。它是每一個微小的願望能夠實現,或者當你餓了的時候有吃的食物,或者你需要愛的時候有人來愛。

 I cannot agree with this quote. Here is my understanding of the teaching of buddha: immortal is a desire that cannot be satisfied. The things we own cannot bring us anymore satisfaction and hence no more happiness. According to the Chinese wisdom, everything in our world is composed of the Taichi Yin-Yang structure. Here we have Taichi: happiness in our world; Yin: Supply, Mine; Yang: Demand, Desire. When we have a Yin (Supply) and a Yang (Desire) and they are balanced, that will bring us satisfaction and hence happiness. However, we can’t always get what we want. In Economics we have The resources to satisfy the multifarious human wants are limited or scarce. When Yin and Yang is not balanced, then we cannot get happiness. When Yin is less than Yang, we are in a HOT state, Buddha call this the dis-satisfaction of not getting what we want. When Yin is more than Yang, these people might be having lots of good karma, but suffering still arise when their luck are all used up. The Evil Yin is called the dis-satisfaction of associating with what we hate. The Evil Yang is called the dis-satisfaction of associating with birth, aging, sickness and death.


So what is real happiness? The Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path.


在下未能認同此句話。在下對佛陀的教導有以下的理解: 永生是永不能滿足的願望,稱苦苦。已經擁有的東西不能再給我們滿足感才不快樂。中國智慧認為我們世界萬事萬物都是由太極陰陽組成,太極:世間的開心快樂;陰:供,得到;陽:求,慾望。陰陽平衡才有滿足感,開心快樂。但人生不如意事十常八九,陰陽不平衡就不快樂。陰少陽多為熱底,佛陀稱求不得苦;陰多陽少為寒底,可能福報太多,但享樂用盡後五衰相現,再墮苦海;陰邪稱怨憎會苦;陽邪稱苦苦。



 黃炎 YanHuang