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Chinese Philosophy

1st Edition

Edited by Bo Mou

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Chinese philosophy has been shaped over the last 3000 years by various movements, schools of philosophical thought, philosophical ways of thinking and their thinkers. The rich resources of Chinese philosophy and their value and significance to the common philosophical enterprise, especially to the development of contemporary philosophy and contemporary society, have been recognized, captured and elaborated through contemporary philosophical scholarship in studied of Chinese philosophy. Through a comprehensive survey of relevant substantial writings in this scholarship, this collection will provide a systematic, in-depth but accessible, and up-to-date examination of major resources of Chinese philosophy in view of how they can substantially contribute to various topics and issues in philosophy.

The collection will be organized into four distinct but complementary volumes which as a whole give a synoptic view of the major issues, conceptions, approaches, and current engaging exploration in studies of Chinese philosophy. With an introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Chinese Philosophy provides everything a scholar needs to break into the field, and is an invaluable reference work for the expert.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Identity, Methodologies, Unity of Truth, Good and Beauty

Preface

General Introduction: Constructive Engagement Strategy to Explore Chinese Philosophy

Bo Mou

Appendixes

  1. Comparative chronology of philosophers
  2. Notes on transcription

 

Part 1. Identity of Chinese Philosophy

  1. Yu-lan Fung, ‘Chinese Philosophy and a Future World Philosophy’, The Philosophical Review, 57, 1948, pp. 539-549.
  2. Antonio S. Cua, ‘Emergence of the History of Chinese Philosophy’, in Bo Mou (ed.), History of Chinese Philosophy, (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 43-68.
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    Part 2. Methodologies

  4. Kwong-loi Shun, ‘Methodological Reflections on the Study of Chinese Thought’, in Sor-hoon Tan (ed.), The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies, (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), pp. 57-74.
  5. David L. Hall, ‘The Import of Analysis in Classical China’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Two Roads to Wisdom: Chinese and Analytic Philosophical Traditions, (Chicago: Open Court, 2001), pp. 153-167.
  6. Xianglong Zhang, ‘Pluralizing the Methodology of Chinese Philosophical Studies’, Contemporary Chinese Thought, 37, 2006, pp. 22-37.
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    Part 3. Unity of Truth, Good and Beauty

  8. LI Zehou, excerpt from ‘The Complementarity of Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist Approaches in Aesthetic’, in The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition, translated by Maija Bell Samei [from Hua-Xia-Mei-Xue 华夏美学(北京中外文化出版公司1989年)], (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press; 2010), pp. 181-193.
  9. D. L. Hall and R. T. Ames, ‘The Primacy of Aesthetic Order’, in Thinking Through Confucius, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1987), pp. 131-138.
  10. Brian Bruya, excerpt from ‘Action without Agency and Natural Human Action: Resolving a Double Paradox’, in Brian Bruya (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015), pp. 353-358, p. 362.
  11. Bo Mou, ‘Truth Pursuit and Dao Pursuit: From Davidson’s Approach to Classical Daoist Approach in View of the Thesis of Truth as Strategic Normative Goal’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 329-340.
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    Volume 2: Moral and Social and Political Philosophy

    Part 4. Distinct Engaging Approaches to Morality

  13. Bryan W. Van Norden, ‘Virtue Ethics and Confucianism’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 99-121.
  14. David B. Wong, ‘Mohist Approach to Morality’ [‘Mohism: The Founder, Mozi’], in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 453-461.
  15. Kim-Chong Chong, ‘Egoism in Chinese Ethics’, in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 241-246.
  16. Xiaogan Liu, ‘Zi-Ran and Wu-Wei: Daoist Value and Approach’, excerpt from ‘Daoism: Lao Zi and the Dao-De-Jing’ in Bo Mou (ed.), History of Chinese Philosophy, (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 226-236.
  17. Paul R. Goldin, ‘Han Fei’s Doctrine of Self-Interest’, Asian Philosophy, 11, 3, 2001, pp. 151-159.
  18. Hsueh-li Cheng, ‘Chan/Zen Approach in Chinese Buddhism’ [‘Buddhism: Zen (Chan Zong, Ch’an Tsung’), in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 19-24.
  19. R. T. Ames and H. Rosemont, ‘Where the Early Confucians Virtuous?’, in Chris Fraser, D. Robins, and T. O’Leary (eds.), Ethics in Early China: An Anthology (Hong Kong University Press, 2011), pp. 17-41.
  20. Justin Tiwald, ‘Confucianism and Virtue Ethics: Still a Fledgling in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy’, Comparative Philosophy, 1, 2, 2010, pp. 55-63.
  21. Part 5. Virtue, Moral Cultivation, and Moral Guidance

    5.1 Moral Cultivation and Moral Guidance: Confucian Resources

  22. Jiyuan Yu, ‘Virtue: Confucius and Aristotle’, Philosophy East and West, 48, 1998, pp. 323-347.
  23. Bo Mou, ‘A Reexamination of the Structure and Content of Confucius’ Version of the Golden Rule’, Philosophy East and West, 54, 2004, pp. 218-248.
  24. Amy Olberding, ‘Etiquette: A Confucian Contribution to Moral Philosophy’, Ethics, 126, 2016, pp. 422-446.
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    5.2 Naturalness and Spontaneity: Confucian and Daoist Resources

  26. Joel Kupperman, ‘Confucius and the Problem of Naturalness’ in Learning from Asian Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), pp. 26-35.
  27. Philip J. Ivanhoe, ‘The Value of Spontaneity’, in K. Yu, J. Tao and P. Ivanhoe (eds.), Taking Confucian Ethics Seriously, (Albany: SUNY Press, 2010), pp. 183-207.
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    Part 6. Weakness of Will and Agency

  29. David Nivison, ‘Weakness of Will in Ancient Chinese Philosophy’, in Bryan W. Van Norden (ed.), The Way of Confucianism: Investigation in Chinese Philosophy, (La Salle: Open Court, 1996), pp.79-90.
  30. C. Fraser and K. Wong, ‘Weakness of Will, the Background, and Chinese Thought’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Searle’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement (Leiden: Brill, 2008), pp. 313-333.
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    Part 7. Self, Autonomy, Community, and Freedom

  32. Kwong-loi Shun, ‘Conception of the Person in Early Confucian Thought’, in K. Shun and D. B. Wong (eds.), Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 183-199.
  33. David B. Wong, ‘Rights and Community in Confucianism’, in K. Shun and D. B. Wong (eds.), Confucian Ethics: A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 31-48.
  34. Tao Jiang, ‘Two Notions of Freedom in Classical Chinese Thought: The Concept of Hua 化 in the Zhuangzi and the Xunzi’, Dao, 10, 2011, pp.463-486.
  35. Part 8. Harmony, Gender, and Environmental Ethics

  36. Chenyang Li, ‘The Confucian Ideal of Harmony’, Philosophy East and West, 56, 2006, pp. 583-603.
  37. Karyn Lai, ‘The Daodejing: Resources for Contemporary Feminist Thinking’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 27, 2000, pp. 131-53.
  38. Robin Wang, ‘Dong Zhongshu’s Transformation of Yin-Yang Theory and Contesting of Gender Identity’, Philosophy East and West, 55, 2005, pp. 209-231.
  39. Eric Sean Nelson, ‘Responding with Dao: Early Daoist Ethics and the Environment’, Philosophy East and West, 59, 2009, pp. 294-316.
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    Part 9. Justice, Governing, and Human Rights

  41. Ruiping Fan, ‘Social Justice: Rawlsian or Confucian?’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 144-168.
  42. Sor-hoon Tan, excerpt from Confucian Democracy: A Deweyan Reconstruction, (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2004), pp. 201-209.
  43. Weiming Tu, ‘Confucianism: Humanism and the Enlightenment’, in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 89-96.
  44. Yong Huang, ‘Neo-Confucian Political Philosophy: The Cheng Brothers on Li (Propriety) as Political, Psychological, and Metaphysical’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 34, 2, pp. 217-238.
  45. Stephen C. Angle, ‘Introduction to Human Rights and Chinese Thought: A Cross-Cultural Inquiry’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 1-25.
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    Volume 3 Metaphysics, Epistemology, Reflection on Science

    Part 10. Metaphysics

    10.1 Meta-metaphysical Accounts

  47. Dunhua Zhao, ‘Metaphysics in China and in the West: Common Origin and Later Divergence’, Frontier of Philosophy in China, 1, 1, 2006, pp. 22-32.
  48. Robert Cummings Neville, ‘Chinese Philosophy in Systematic Metaphysics’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 40, 2013, pp. 59-75.
  49. Ralph Weber, ‘Why Talk about Chinese Metaphysics?’, Frontiers of Philosophy in China, 8, 1, 2013, pp. 99–119.
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    10. 2 Metaphysical Unification and Distinct Identities: Engagement

  51. Benjamin Schwartz, excerpt from ‘Correlative Cosmology: The "School of Yin and Yang"’, in The World of Thought in Ancient China, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985), pp. 350-369.
  52. Chung-ying Cheng, excerpt from ‘Chinese Metaphysics as Non-Metaphysics: Confucian and Daoist Insights into the Nature of Reality’, in Robert E. Allinson (ed.), Understanding the Chinese Mind, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 167–182, pp. 203-208.
  53. Qingjie Wang, ‘"It-self-so-ing" and "Other-ing" in Lao Zi’s Concept of Zi Ran’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp .225-244.
  54. Chenyang Li, ‘Zhuang Zi and Aristotle on What A Thing Is’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 263-277.
  55. Bo Mou, ‘On Daoist Approach to the Issue of Being in Engaging Quinean and Heideggerian Approaches’, in B. Mou and R. Tieszen (eds.), Constructive Engagement of Analytic and Continental Approaches in Philosophy: From the Vantage Point of Comparative Philosophy, (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 289-319.
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    10. 3 Being and Nothing

  57. Zhihua Yao, ‘Typology of Nothing: Heidegger, Daoism and Buddhism’, Comparative Philosophy, 1, 1, 2010, pp. 78-89.
  58. JeeLoo Liu, ‘Was There Something in Nothingness?: The Debate on the Primordial State between Daoism and Neo-Confucianism’, in J. Liu and D. Berger (eds.), Nothingness in Asian Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2014), pp. 181-196.
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    10.4 Contradiction and Metaphysics in Actions

  60. Brook Ziporyn, ‘What Does the Law of Non-Contradiction Tell Us, If Anything? Paradox, Parameterization, and Truth in Tiantai Buddhism’, in Brian Bruya (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015), pp. 253-278.
  61. Chad Hansen, ‘The Metaphysics of Dao’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003), pp. 205-224.
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    Part 11. Epistemology

    11.1 Conceptions of Knowledge and Modes of Knowing

  63. Christoph Harbsmeier, ‘Conception of Knowledge in Ancient China’, in H. Lenk and G. Paul (eds.), Epistemological Issues in Classical Chinese Philosophy, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1993), pp. 11-30.
  64. Xinyan Jiang, excerpt from ‘Zhang Dongsun: Pluralist Epistemology’, in Bo Mou (ed.), History of Chinese Philosophy, (London: Routledge, 2009), pp. 499-511.
  65. S. Hetherington and K. L. Lai, ‘Knowing-How and Knowing-To’, in Brian Bruya (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015), pp. 279-301.
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    11.2 Skepticism and Possibility of Knowledge

  67. Paul Kjellber, ‘Sextus Empiricus, Zhuangzi, and Xunzi on "Why Be Skeptical"’, in P. Kjellberg and P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Essays on Skepticism, Relativism, and Ethics in the Zhuangzi, (Albany: SUNY Press, 1996), pp. 1-25.
  68. Dick Garner, ‘Skepticism, Ordinary Language and Zen Buddhism’, Philosophy East and West, 27, 2, 1977, pp. 165-181.
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    11.3 Justification and Knowledge

  70. Hui-Chieh Loy, ‘Justification and Debate: Thoughts on Moist Moral Epistemology’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 35, 2, 2008, pp.445-471.
  71. Owen Flanagan, excerpt from ‘Buddhist Epistemology and Science’, in The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, (Cambridge: the MIT Press, 2011), pp. 65-80.
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    11.4 Virtue Epistemology, Ethical Knowledge, Knowledge and Action

  73. Chienkuo Mi, ‘Reflective Knowledge: Confucius and Virtue Epistemology’, Comparative Philosophy, 8, 2, 2017, pp. 31-46.
  74. Antonio S. Cua, excerpt from ‘Xun Zi on Ethical Knowledge, Deliberation, and Argumentation’, in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 825-829.
  75. Weiming Shi, ‘The Quest for Ethical Truth – Wang Yangming on the Unity of Knowing and Acting’, Comparative Philosophy, 8, 2, 2017, pp. 47-65.
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    Part 12. Reflections on Sciences in China

  77. Angus C. Graham, ‘China, Europe, and the Origins of Modern Science’, Asia Minor NS, 16, 1971, pp. 178-96.
  78. G. Lloyd and N. Sivin, ‘Chinese and Greek Sciences Compared’, in The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002), pp. 239-251.
  79. Robin D. S. Yates, ‘Science and Technology’, in Antonio S. Cua (ed.), Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy, (New York: Routledge, 2003), pp. 657-663.
  80. Weimin Sun, ‘Are Chinese Sciences Science?’, Journal of East-West Thought, 2, 2, 2012, pp. 65-80.
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    Volume 4 Philosophy of Language, Mind and Logic

    Part 13. Philosophy of Language

    13.1 Language and World (1): Mass-Noun, Count-Noun, and Collective-Noun Hypotheses Concerning the Semantic-Syntactic Structure of Chinese Common Nouns

  82. Chad Hansen, ‘The Context of Chinese Philosophy: Language and Theory of Language’, in A Daoist Theory of Chinese thought: A Philosophical Interpretation, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 30-54.
  83. Christoph Harbsmeier, ‘The Mass Noun Hypothesis and the Part-Whole Analysis of the White Horse Dialogue’, in Henry Rosemont (ed.), Chinese Texts and Philosophical Contexts, (La Salle: Open Court, 1989), pp. 49-66.
  84. Bo Mou, ‘The Structure of Chinese Language and Ontological Insights: A Collective-Noun Hypothesis’, Philosophy East and West, 49, 1, 1999, pp. 45-62.
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    13.2 Language and World (2): Reference and Truth

  86. Chung-ying Cheng, ‘Chinese Philosophy and Symbolic Reference’, Philosophy East and West, 27, 3, 1977, pp. 307–322.
  87. Dan Robins, ‘Names, Cranes, and the Later Moists’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 39, 3, 2012, pp. 369-385.
  88. Alexus McLeod, excerpt from ‘Truth, Philosophy, and Chinese Thought’, in Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy, (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), pp.1-41.
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    13.3 Meaning and Cross-Linguistic-Community Understanding

  90. A.C. Graham, ‘Conceptual Schemes and Linguistic Relativism in Relation to Chinese’, Synthesis Philosophica, 4, 2, 1989, pp. 713-32.
  91. Yiu-ming Fung, ‘On Graham’s Sinologist’s Criticism of Davidson’s Principle of Charity and the Myth of "Pre-logical" Thinking"’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 117-131.
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    13.4 Language in Action

  93. Yang Xiao, ‘Reading the Analects with Davidson: Mood, Force, and Communicative Practice in Early China’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 247-268.
  94. Chung-I Lin, ‘Mohist Approach to the Rule-Following Problem’, Comparative Philosophy, 4, 1, 2013, pp. 41-66.
  95. Kim-chong Chong: ‘Metaphorical Use versus Metaphorical Essence: Examples from Chinese Philosophy’, in Bo Mou (ed.), Davidson’s Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy: Constructive Engagement, (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp.229-246.
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    Part 14. Philosophy of Mind

    14.1 Ontology of Mind

  97. Owen Flanagan, ‘Matter and Consciousness’, in The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011), pp. 80-90.
  98. Edward Slingerland, ‘Conclusion from What Science Offers the Humanities: Integrating Body and Culture’ (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 297-312.
  99. GAO Xinmin, ‘The Truth-Seeking Objective of Chinese Philosophy of Mind’, trans. Zhang Yu, Gui-Zhou-She-Hui-Ke-Xue (Guizhou Social Sciences), 293, 5, 2014, pp. 4-9.
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    14.2 Structure of Mind

  101. Robert E. Allinson, "Searle’s Master Insight and the Non-Dual Solution of the Sixth Patriarch: Sorting Through some Problems of Consciousness", Comparative Philosophy, 8, 1, 2017, pp. 82-93.
  102. Steven Geisz, ‘Understanding the Heart-Mind Within the Heart-Mind of the Nèiyè (Inward Training)’, Dao, 15, 2016, pp. 393-412.
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    14.3 Intentionality and Morality: Naturalist and Experimental Approach to Moral Psychology

  104. Ryan Nichols, ‘A Genealogy of Early Confucian Moral Psychology’, Philosophy East and West, 61, 4, 2011, pp. 609-629.
  105. Hagop Sarkissian, ‘Why You Think It’s Bad, It’s Worse Than You Think: Psychological Bias and the Ethics of Negative Character Assessment’, in Brian Bruya (ed.), The Philosophical Challenge from China, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015), pp. 3-21.
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    14. 4 Subconsciousness, Dreams, and Motivation-Heart

  107. LIU Wenying, ‘Where Does the Subconscious Come From?’, in An Oriental Interpretation of Dreams, trans. ZHANG Zhixiang & PAN Chuanfa, (Beijing: China Social Sciences Publishing House, 1995), pp. 459-468.
  108. Franklin Perkins, ‘Motivation and the Heart in the Xing Zi Ming Chu’, Dao, 8, 2009, pp.117-131.
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    Part 15. Philosophy of Logic

    15.1 General Accounts

  110. Chung-ying Cheng, ‘Inquiries into Classical Chinese Logic’, Philosophy East and West, 15, 1965, pp. 195-216.
  111. Christoph Harbsmeier, ‘Logical Practice’, in Science and Civilisation in China, Vol. 7, Part 1: Language and Logic, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 261-286.
  112. F. Liu, J. Seligman and J. van Benthem, ‘Models of Reasoning in Ancient China’, Studies in Logic, 4, 3, 2011, pp. 57–81.
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    15.2 On Mohist Logic and Its Significance

  114. Marshall Willman, ‘Logical Analysis and Later Mohist Logic: Some Comparative Reflection’, Comparative Philosophy, 1, 1, 2010, pp. 53-77
  115. Yiu-ming Fung, ‘A Logical Perspective on the Parallelism in Later Moism’, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, 39, 3, 2012, pp. 333-350.
  116. Bo Mou, ‘How the Validity of the Parallel Inference is Possible: From the Ancient Mohist Diagnosis to a Modern Logical Treatment of Its Semantic-Syntactic Structure’, History and Philosophy of Logic, 37, 4, 2016, pp. 301-324

 

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Bo Mou is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University, USA

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