• Classical Chinese as an Instrument of Deduction
    Dissertation, University of California, Riverside. 1980.
    The purpose of the dissertation is to evaluate the claim, often made by Sinologists and those influenced by them, that Classical Chinese is a defective, or at least very exotic, tool of thought. The dissertation's first chapter provides a short history of this general perception and then narrows the focus of the inquiry to matters of logicality, rather than to the less tractable properties of the language that have been addressed in the literature, such as vagueness of inhospitality to abstracti…Read more