Logic and Language in Early Chinese Philosophy

[New Entry by Marshall Willman on September 13, 2016.] Scholarship on early Chinese views on logic and language tends to concentrate on the contributions of the school of Mohism, which played a
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[New Entry by Marshall Willman on September 13, 2016.] Scholarship on early Chinese views on logic and language tends to concentrate on the contributions of the school of Mohism, which played a central role in the debates of philosophers of all major schools during China's Warring States period (479 - 221 BCE). The Mohists helped to critically refine early Chinese conceptions of the content and function of logic and language in relation to their aspirations for developing a comprehensive ethical theory about the proper governance of the state and the individual's role within...

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