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Conference Paper: Knowledge and error in Early Chinese Thought

TitleKnowledge and error in Early Chinese Thought
Authors
KeywordsChinese epistemology (中國哲學與知識論)
Chinese skepticism (中國哲學與懷疑論)
Mohist epistemology (墨家的知識論)
Xunzi's epistemology (荀子的知識論)
Issue Date2011
PublisherSpringer Netherlands.
Citation
The 2010 Conference on Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy, National Cheng Chih University, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-18 December 2010. In Dao, 2011, v. 10 n. 2, p. 127-148 How to Cite?
AbstractDrawing primarily on the Mòzǐ and Xúnzǐ, the article proposes an account of how knowledge and error are understood in classical Chinese epistemology and applies it to explain the absence of a skeptical argument from illusion in early Chinese thought. Arguments from illusion are associated with a representational conception of mind and knowledge, which allows the possibility of a comprehensive or persistent gap between appearance and reality. By contrast, early Chinese thinkers understand mind and knowledge primarily in terms of competence or ability, not representation. Cognitive error amounts to a form of incompetence. Error is not explained as a failure to accurately represent the mind-independent reality due to misleading or illusory appearances. Instead, it can be explained metaphorically by appeal to part-whole relations: cognitive error typically occurs when agents incompetently respond to only part of their situation, rather than the whole. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V.2011.
Description「英美哲學觀點下的中國哲學研究」國際學術研討會
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136328
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 Conference on Chinese Philosophy from the Perspective of Anglo-American Philosophy, National Cheng Chih University, Taipei, Taiwan, 17-18 December 2010. In Dao, 2011, v. 10 n. 2, p. 127-148en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1540-3009en_HK
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dc.description「英美哲學觀點下的中國哲學研究」國際學術研討會-
dc.description.abstractDrawing primarily on the Mòzǐ and Xúnzǐ, the article proposes an account of how knowledge and error are understood in classical Chinese epistemology and applies it to explain the absence of a skeptical argument from illusion in early Chinese thought. Arguments from illusion are associated with a representational conception of mind and knowledge, which allows the possibility of a comprehensive or persistent gap between appearance and reality. By contrast, early Chinese thinkers understand mind and knowledge primarily in terms of competence or ability, not representation. Cognitive error amounts to a form of incompetence. Error is not explained as a failure to accurately represent the mind-independent reality due to misleading or illusory appearances. Instead, it can be explained metaphorically by appeal to part-whole relations: cognitive error typically occurs when agents incompetently respond to only part of their situation, rather than the whole. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V.2011.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDao: a journal of comparative philosophyen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectChinese epistemology (中國哲學與知識論)en_HK
dc.subjectChinese skepticism (中國哲學與懷疑論)en_HK
dc.subjectMohist epistemology (墨家的知識論)en_HK
dc.subjectXunzi's epistemology (荀子的知識論)en_HK
dc.titleKnowledge and error in Early Chinese Thoughten_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFraser, CJ: fraser@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11712-011-9206-5en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume10en_HK
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