Background of the Project
A number of experts in our field were invited to present their views in an easily accessible “interview” format, so as to help define the field in a way that is visible to the broader intellectual community and to give focus and momentum to research on the more general issues discussed at the first workshop.
Similar books have recently been published by Automatic Press / VIP in New York and London, edited by Vincent F. Hendricks and others. Topics include Formal Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, and Complexity. (See 5 Questions Series for a list.) Many of these have been best sellers and have received extensive attention in the broad philosophical community.
With this project, we hope to promote research in the history of logic in China and assist in the development of an international research community.
The 5 Questions
- Why did you begin working on history of Chinese logic in China?
- What is the best way to define your area in terms of historical period, textual sources, methodology or other factors?
- What is your favorite example of logical acumen by an early Chinese thinker?
- In your opinion what is the most difficult or problematic aspect of studying logical thinking by Chinese in the past?
- Which other areas of study could benefit from a better understanding of Chinese logic, or vice versa? (For example, other aspects of the history of Chinese thought, the relationship between early and later study of logic in China, or the relationship with other branches of philosophy such as the philosophy of science, ethics, etc.)
The book will be published in English. We would like to produce a similar volume in Chinese later.
- Liu Fenrong Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- Jeremy Seligman The University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Rens Bod The University of Amsterdam
- Cheng Chung-Ying The University of Hawaii
- Cui Qingtian Nankai University, Tianjin
- Dong Zhitie Beijing Normal University, Beijing
- Chris Fraser The University of Hong Kong
- Dan Robins The University of Hong Kong
- Fung Yiu-ming Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
- Jane Geaney The University of Richmond
- Chad Hansen The University of Hong Kong
- Christoph Harbsmeier The University of Oslo
- Ju Zonglin Central Minzu University, Beijing
- Lee Hsien-chung National Taiwan University, Taiwan
- Lee Jer-shiarn National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
- Michiel Leezenberg The University of Amsterdam
- Thierry Lucas Université Catholique de Louvain
- Liu Peiyu Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
- Gregor Paul Karlsruhe University
- Shen Jianying East China Normal University, Shanghai
- Sun Zhongyuan Chinese Renmin University, Beijing
- Wang Kexi Nanjing University, Nanjing
- Yang Wujin Chinese Renmin University, Beijing
- Zheng Weihong Fudan University, Shanghai
- Zhai Jincheng Nankai University, Tianjin
- Zhou Shan Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Shanghai
- Zhou Yunzhi Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
The volume has just appeared, see the Amazon Link.