Aristotle in China: Language, Categories and Translation

Aristotle in China: Language, Categories and Translation

by Robert Wardy, Wardy Robert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028477

ISBN-13: 9780521028479

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Wardy (philosophy and classics, University of Cambridge) develops a reading of the ming li t'an, a 17th-century Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories, and uses it as the focal point in a broader discussion concerning the relation between language and thought. Specifically, he considers the influence of linguistic structures on the…  See more details below

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Wardy (philosophy and classics, University of Cambridge) develops a reading of the ming li t'an, a 17th-century Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories, and uses it as the focal point in a broader discussion concerning the relation between language and thought. Specifically, he considers the influence of linguistic structures on the thought-patterns of native speakers, the limits language imposes on philosophy, the factors shaping translation, and the form Aristotle's theories take when rendered in Chinese. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028479
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Needham Research Institute Studies Series, #2
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The China Syndrome: Language, Logical Form, Translation: 1. Introduction; 2. Guidance and constraint; 3. On the very idea of translation; 4. Case-study 1: conditionals; 5. Case-study 2: Chinese is a list; 6. Logical form; 7. Case-study 3: being; 8. Case-study 4: truth; 9. Case-study 5: nouns and ontology; 10. Conclusion; Part II. Aristotelian whispers: 11. Introduction; 12. What's in a name?; 13. Disputation, discrimination, inference; 14. The need for logic; 15. Finite and infinite; 16. The simple and the complex; 17. All the things there are; 18. How many questions? 19. Relatively speaking; 20. Particular and general; 21. Translating the untranslatable; Epilogue; Glossary; References; Index.

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