Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach by Alexus McLeod [Book Review]

Philosophy East and West 68 (1):324-327 (2017)
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Did ancient Chinese philosophers offer theories of truth? Some scholars hold that they did not. Alexus McLeod's Theories of Truth in Chinese Philosophy: A Comparative Approach offers an ambitious response to these scholars by arguing that ancient Chinese philosophers both employed multiple truth concepts and offered theories of truth. McLeod begins with a discussion of the relationship between truth and philosophy followed by a critical discussion of the interpretive debate over the status of truth in ancient China. He then offers novel interpretations of early Chinese philosophical texts ranging from the Warring States period to the Han dynasty that he believes display a theoretical...

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