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A Study of Mohist Logic
A Study of Mohist Logic

A Study of Mohist Logic


364 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $49.95 (US $49.95) (CA $66.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9781487800819

Rights: US & CA

Royal Collins Publishing Company (Jan 2020)

Price: $49.95


This book examines the background and significance of the historical and cultural origins of Mohist logic, fully affirming the original classical text, the interpretation of its philosophical content, and the production of translations. It responds to different points of views held by various scholars, particularly the view prevalent in the previous century which rejected the idea that there was such a thing as Mohist logic. The question of language level is mainly embodied in the non-formal logic, or critical thinking, that is currently emerging in the West. At the meta-theoretical level, it examines theories and principles of formal logic.


"A Study of Mohist Logic expounds on the restrictions and influence of ancient Chinese language on Mohist logic. From the perspective of language, its analysis of Mohist logic and reasoning is fresh, and some of its explanations are very exciting."— Liu Peiyu, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Author Biography

Yang Wujin currently serves as a philosophy professor and doctoral tutor at the Renmin University of China. His publications include The Logical Basis of Dialectics, Reading the Mo Jing, Logic and Critical Thinking, and Capability and Literacy in Logical Thought.