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Title Powerful arguments : standards of validity in late Imperial China / edited by Martin Hofmann, Joachim Kurtz, Ari Daniel Levine
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series Sinica Leidensia Ser
Sinica Leidensia.
Summary "The essays in Powerful Arguments reconstruct the standards of validity underlying argumentative practices in a wide array of late imperial Chinese discourses, from the Song through the Qing dynasties. The fourteen case studies analyze concrete arguments defended or contested in areas ranging from historiography, philosophy, law, and religion to natural studies, literature, and the civil examination system. By examining uses of evidence, habits of inference, and the criteria by which some arguments were judged to be more persuasive than others, the contributions recreate distinct cultures of reasoning. Together, they lay the foundations for a history of argumentative practice in one of the richest scholarly traditions outside of Europe and add a chapter to the as yet elusive global history of rationality"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed April 5, 2020)
Subject Logic -- China -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hofmann, Martin, 1974- editor.
Kurtz, Joachim, editor.
Levine, Ari Daniel, illustrator.
LC no. 2019055564
ISBN 9004423621