Associate Professor of Religion


Abstract
A. C. Graham's Later Mohist Logic, Ethics, and Sciences (1978) is the only Western-language translation of the obscure and textually corrupt chapters of the Mozi that purportedly constitute the foundations of ancient Chinese logic. Graham's presentation and interpretation of this difficult material has been largely accepted by scholars. This article questions the soundness of Graham's reconstruction of these chapters (the so-called "Neo-Mohist Canons"). Upon close examination, problems are revealed in both the structure and the content of the framework Graham uses to interpret the Canons. Without a more reliable framework for interpreting the text, it seems best to remain skeptical about claims that the Canons represent evidence for the study of logic in early China.
Keywords Later Mohism  Mohism, Misc
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 62,343
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Manufacturing Mohism in the Mencius.Thomas Radice - 2011 - Asian Philosophy 21 (2):139 - 152.
Mohist Canons.Chris Fraser - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Shizi: China’s First Syncretist. Shizi - 2012 - Columbia University Press.
Mohism.Chris Fraser - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Human Dignity in Classical Chinese Philosophy: Reinterpreting Mohism.Qianfan Zhang - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (2):239–255.
Later Mohist Logic, Ethics, and Science.A. C. Graham (ed.) - 1978 - School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2012-01-24

Total views
0

Recent downloads (6 months)
0

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes