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    DescriptionThis collection of essays in the emergent field of Sino-Hellenic studies, explores the neglected inchoative strains of rational thought in ancient China and compares them to similar themes in ancient Greek thought, right at the beginnings of philosophy in both cultures. Reding develops and defends the bold hypothesis that Greek and Chinese rational thinking are one and the same phenomenon. Rather than stressing the extreme differences between these two cultures - as most other writings on these subjects - Reding looks for the parameters that have to be restored to see the similarities. Reding maintains that philosophy is like an unknown continent discovered simultaneously in both China and Greece, but from different starting points. The book comprises seven essays moving thematically from conceptual analysis, logic and categories to epistemology and ontology, with an incursion in the field of comparative metaphorology. One of the book's main concerns is a systematic examination of the problem of linguistic relativism through many detailed examples.


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    Title
    Comparative Essays in Early Greek and Chinese Rational Thinking
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Paul Reding
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 220
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754638032
    ISBN 10: 0754638030
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HPDF, HPCA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 180
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC classification: B799
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    LC classification: B126 .R435 2004
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDHC
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    01 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Aldershot
    Table of contents
    "Contradiction is impossible"; The origin of logic in China; Philosophy and geometry in early China; Greek and Chinese categories; Words for atoms - atoms for words; Light and the mirror in Greece and China "To be" in Greece and China.