The Logic of Not: An Invitation to a Holistic Mode of Thinking from an East Asian Perspective—An Essay in Celebration of Roger Ames on the Occasion of His Retirement

Philosophy East and West 68 (4):1239-1264 (2019)

When one side is illuminated, the other side remains in darkness.My reason for addressing the topic for this article is to attempt a philosophical reconstruction of the "logic of not" in such a way as to guide us into entertaining a holistic mode of thinking. In preparation for this investigation, for comparative purposes I will engage a conceptual paradigm that is dominant in the Western philosophical tradition, namely the paradigm that is framed in terms of an either-or, ego-logical dualistic stance and that undergirds our daily life in knowing and understanding thing-events. I will use the phrase "thing-event" throughout this article as a way of attempting to capture a sense of the whole rather than thematizing...
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