Aristotle in China: Language, Categories and Translation

Cambridge University Press (2000)

Robert Wardy
Cambridge University
This book considers the relation between language and thought. Robert Wardy explores this huge topic by analyzing linguistic relativism with reference to a Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. He addresses some key questions, such as, do the basic structures of language shape the major thought patterns of its native speakers? Could philosophy be guided and constrained by the language in which it is done? And does Aristotle survive rendition into Chinese intact? Wardy's answers will fascinate philosophers, Sinologists, classicists, linguists and anthropologists, and make a major contribution to the scholarly literature.
Keywords Philosophy, Chinese  Chinese language  Language and languages Philosophy
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Reprint years 2006
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Call number B127.L35.W37 2006
ISBN(s) 0521028477
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