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Alexus McLeod is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University. He is the author of Understanding Asian Philosophy.
Acknowledgements / Introduction / 1. Truth, Philosophy, and Chinese Thought / 2. Lunyu and Mengzi / 3. Mozi / 4. Xunzi / 5. Zhuangzi, Huainanzi, and Syncretists / 6. Wang Chong and Xu Gan / Conclusion: Comparative Thought and Future Directions / Bibliography / Index
In his important contribution to debates on truth in early Chinese philosophy, Alexus McLeod takes up the important comparative issue of how to understand the concept of truth in early Chinese philosophy.... In addition to his grounding chapter on how to think about truth in Chinese philosophy, “Truth, Philosophy, and Chinese Thought,” McLeod offers a quite comprehensive account of the development of thinking about truth.
— Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy
This book is accessible to mainstream philosophers, generally well argued, and plausible in most of its conclusions … [T]his book is really a must-read for any analytic philosopher of language.
— Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
A concept of truth is essential to every cultural tradition. McLeod’s systematic and comparative study of Chinese theories of truth fills a long-felt gap in contemporary studies of Chinese philosophy. I strongly recommend this book to everyone interested in Chinese understandings of truth.
— Chenyang Li, author of The Tao Encounters the West: Explorations in Comparative Philosophy
McLeod’s new book is a tour de force. He not only makes a compelling case for the claim that early Chinese philosophies contained a variety of theories of truth, he shows that we have much to learn from those theories; the book will be of interest to any one working on truth who is eager to explore new conceptual territory.
— Michael P. Lynch, Professor of Philosophy at University of Connecticut
This book marvellously examines theoretic explorations in early Chinese philosophy of one of the most basic conceptual foundations – the concept of truth – for any reflective pursuits addressing “how things are”. It carefully engages several widespread misunderstandings of certain crucial features of classical Chinese philosophy.
— Bo Mou, Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University and author of Substantive Perspectivism