Logic in Ancient Chinese Texts

  • Chunlan JinEmail author


Over the five thousand years’ civilization, scholarship on Chinese views on ancient logic and texts attends to focus on the contribution of early Mohism, which paved the way for all debates and argumentation in the textual patterns. In the Mohism logical insights at exploring the semantics of the terms of language (ming “名,” or “names”), there is a clear formal logic like the Western inference. However, the informal logic in ancient China still exercise an invisible and formative development over the long periods after the formal logic diminished due to the political and social factors.


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  1. 1.East China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiChina

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