Did the Chinese Have a Change of Heart?

Cognitive Science 36 (2):179-182 (2012)
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In their “The Prevalence of Mind-Body Dualism in Early China,” Slingerland and Chudek use a statistical analysis of the early Chinese corpus to argue for Weak Folk Dualism (WFD). We raise three methodological objections to their analysis. First, the change over time that they find is largely driven by genre. Second, the operationalization of WFD is potentially misleading. And, third, dating the texts they use is extremely controversial. We conclude with some positive remarks



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Colin Klein
Australian National University
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Motivation and the heart in the Xing zi Ming Chu.Franklin Perkins - 2009 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (2):117-131.

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