Asian Philosophy 5 (1):59 – 74 (1995)

Abstract
Abstract Kung?sun Lung's thesis on ?White Horse [is] not Horse? has been solved by A. C. Graham on the basis of a part/whole logic and by Chad Hansen on that and a ?mass?noun? hypothesis. We present it as a case of reducing White Horse to its two most telling marks and then, on the basis of the good Sense (instead of Reference) in a Negative Logic?the pragmatics of locating X as the remainder left over when all non?X's have been removed?show how a stable hand, receiving an order for White Horse would scan first for Horse by removing all non?horse shapes and then for White by removing all colours except White. This way we can prove how indeed ?A request for White Horse cannot be satisfied by Black and Brown that fills an order for Horse... (because) to exclude some colour [in the second scan] is not the same as to exclude yet no colour [in the first scan].? No part/whole or mass?sum is presumed. The whole discussion is set in the context of shifting criteria for judging name from Confucius to Hsun?tzu
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/09552369508575411
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,968
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

Buddhist Logic.E. B. & Th Stcherbatsky - 1964 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 84 (4):490.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

School of Names.Chris Fraser - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The “White Horse is Not Horse” Debate.Lisa Indraccolo - 2017 - Philosophy Compass 12 (10):e12434.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

School of Names.Chris Fraser - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Mass Nouns and "a White Horse is Not a Horse".Chad D. Hansen - 1976 - Philosophy East and West 26 (2):189-209.
Prolegomena to Future Solutions to "White-Horse Not Horse".Chad Hansen - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (4):473–491.
When a "White Horse" is Not a "Horse".Kirill Ole Thompson - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (4):481-499.
A Double-Reference Account: Gongsun Long's "White-Horse-Not-Horse" Thesis.M. O. U. BO - 2007 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 34 (4):493–513.
Kung-Sun Lung: White Horse and Other Issues.Chung-Ying Cheng - 1983 - Philosophy East and West 33 (4):341-354.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-02-01

Total views
37 ( #283,490 of 2,433,355 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #139,938 of 2,433,355 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes