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Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy of Logic

  • Yiu-ming Fung
  • Is the first guided book for comparative studies in Chinese logic. Promotes the recovering and re-discovery of the lost tradition of Chinese logic

  • Helps scholars in the West to understand the analytic aspect of Chinese philosophical tradition

  • Brings together a group of top scholars in the field


Part of the Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy book series (DCCP, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Concepts in Chinese Philosophy of Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Bo Mou
      Pages 33-70
    3. Yiu-ming Fung
      Pages 97-111
    4. Chris Fraser
      Pages 113-127
    5. Xinyan Jiang
      Pages 129-142
    6. Alexei K. Volkov
      Pages 143-160
    7. Lisa Indraccolo
      Pages 171-180
    8. Yiu-ming Fung
      Pages 181-202
    9. Wujin Yang, Wanqiang Zhang
      Pages 203-212
    10. Yiu-ming Fung
      Pages 213-231
    11. Thierry Lucas
      Pages 233-249
  3. Issues and Theories in Chinese Philosophy of Logic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Thierry Lucas
      Pages 253-283
    3. Chris Fraser
      Pages 285-307
    4. Yiu-ming Fung
      Pages 309-327

About this book


This book is a companion to logical thought and logical thinking in China with a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. It introduces the basic ideas and theories of Chinese thought in a comprehensive and analytical way. It covers thoughts in ancient, pre-modern and modern China from a historical point of view. It deals with topics in logical (including logico-philosophical) concepts and theories rooted in China, Indian and Western Logic transplanted to China, and the development of logical studies in contemporary China and other Chinese communities. The term “philosophy of logic” or “logico-philosophical thought” is used in this book to represent “logical thought” in a broad sense which includes thinking on logical concepts, modes of reasoning, and linguistic ideas related to logic and philosophical logic. Unique in its approach, the book uses Western logical theories and philosophy of language, Chinese philology, and history of ideas to deal with the basic ideas and major problems in logical thought and logical thinking in China. In doing so, it advances the understanding of the lost tradition in Chinese philosophical studies. 


Buddhist Yin-ming Chinese Logic Chinese philosophical studies Class and Analogy Confucian Rectification of Names Daoist Skepticism Mohist Parallelism Reference,Truth and Contradiction Sophist Paradoxes logico-philosophical thought philosophical logic

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiu-ming Fung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTunghai UniversityTaichungTaiwan

About the editors

Yiu-ming Fung was a chair professor of the Division of Humanities at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is currently a visiting professor of the Department of Philosophy at Taiwan Tunghai University. He is an analytic philosopher with special interest in Chinese philosophy, including Confucianism, Buddhism and Chinese Logic, and comparative philosophy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dao Companion to Chinese Philosophy of Logic
  • Editors Yiu-ming Fung
  • Series Title Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Dao Companions Chinese Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-29031-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-29033-7
  • Series ISSN 2211-0275
  • Series E-ISSN 2542-8780
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 556
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Logic
    Non-Western Philosophy
    Classical Studies
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