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Handbook of Logical Thought in China: 2016

Editors:
Liu, Fenrong
Seligman, Jeremy M.
Zhai, Jincheng

ISBN:
978 3 662 43822 0
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
1500
List price(s):
479.00 USD
319.00 GBP
429.00 EUR

Publication date:
15 February 2018

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The Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive review of research on logical thought in China by both Chinese and non-Chinese scholars. It highlights and summarizes important areas of controversy and general agreement, while giving prime importance to clarity of exposition. The title covers Chinese thought on reasoning and argumentation, the influence of non-Chinese logic on Chinese thought, and the systematic aspects of reasoning other than the classical canon of 'logic' texts. By bringing together different perspectives, it seeks to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive presentation on this rich and sometimes perplexing phenomenon.

Table of contents: 

History of Logical Thought in China: Mozi.- History of Logical Thought in China: Gongsun Longzi.- History of Logical Thought in China: Zhuangzi and Huishi.- History of Logical Thought in China: Xunzi and other Confucian Approaches.- History of Logical Thought in China: Hanfei Zi and Legalist Thought.- History of Logical Thought in China: Logical Thought on the Yijing.- History of Logical Thought in China: Logical Thought in the Qin and Han.- History of Logical Thought in China: Logical Thought from Wei-Jin to Qing.- History of Logical Thought in China: The Tradition of Chinese Buddhist Logic.- History of Logical Thought in China: The Tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Logic.- History of Logical Thought in China: Buddhist Logic in China from the 20th Century AD till Now.- History of Logical Thought in China: Introduction of Western Logic to China (17th to 20th Century AD).- History of Logical Thought in China: Ideas and Techniques from Western Logic in the Study of Chinese Logical Thought.- History of Logical Thought in China: Cultural Influence of Western Logic on Chinese Logical Thought.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Logical Principles.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Approaches to Thinking and Reasoning in the Chinese Tradition.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Argumentation and Persuasion.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Analogy and Metaphor.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Paradox.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Logical Thought and Chinese Language.- General Topics on Logical Thought in China: Logical Thought and Mathematics in the Chinese Tradition.- Logical Thought in China and Elsewhere: General Comparisons.

Biography: 

Fenrong Liu is a full Professor of Logic, Deputy Director at the Department of Philosophy at Tsinghua University. She received her first Ph.D in 2001 at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and her second Ph.D in 2008 at the University of Amsterdam. Fenrong works mainly in the field of logics for rational agency. Her research work includes the formal structured models of preference dynamics and modeling different types of agent in terms of logic. Her recent interest lies in understanding the features of information flow and decision making in social setting, and establishing more realistic models. In addition, she maintains active interests in Chinese Ancient Logic. Fenrong is an Editor-in-Chief of the new book series of Studia Logica Library: Logic in Asia, an editor of Australasian Journal of Logic, an associate editor of Studia Logica and Studies in Logic, and an editorial board member of Synthese and Topoi. Jeremy Seligman is a philosopher and logician, applying ideas from mathematics and logic to philosophical problems, with current focus on social reasoning. He also has an active interest in the history of logical thought in China. Dr. Seligman's research involves the application of ideas from logic and mathematics to philosophically interesting topics. His early career focus was on Situation Theory - the attempt to provide a mathematically precise account of contextual information and reasoning. From that Dr. Seligman progressed to Hybrid Logic, which has since become a mainstream tool for work in applied philosophical logic. More recently, he has been working on the models of reasoning in social situations in a project with the general title Logic in the Community , and on applications of modern techniques to modeling the theories of reasoning in ancient China. Jincheng Zhai is with the Department of Philosophy of Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

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