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Comparative philosophers have reported the difficulty in understanding logic structures that derives from cultural differences, and yet, very little comparative literature in this field has been conducted. This book is a comparative study of Aristotelian and Chinese logic, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of language and the practice of education, insofar as it helps us understand how language affects the logical structure of people's thinking. The author claims that the difficulties in the discourse result not only from the fact that concepts in each language fail to match properly, but also from the fact that the logical spaces themselves are structured differently. A report of the responses of American and Chinese school children's reading Harry Stottlemeier's Discovery-a logic text in Philosophy for Children-offers evidence that logical spaces of Western and Chinese thinking are indeed structured differently. The possibility of a mutually beneficial rapprochement between Chinese and Aristotelian logic depends on whether we can lay out a way for each side to understand the other in a common discourse.


Jinmei Yuan, Ph. D.: Studied Comparative Philosophy, Logic and Philosophy of Language at University of Hawaii. Associate Professor of Philosophy, Director of Philosophy for Children Program at Creighton University, Omaha, Ne. The winner of "The 17th Unitas Literature Award" in Taiwan and "2009 People's Literature Award" in China.
EAN: 9783639222968
ISBN: 3639222962
Untertitel: COULD THERE BE A CHINESE HARRY STOTTLEMEIER?. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 196 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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