Monthly Archives: April 2012

What Is the Standard for Reading Classical/Literary Chinese?

If you want to read Confucius in the original language, you need to know Classical Chinese.  If you want to know much of the later two and a half millennia of Chinese philosophy, you need to know Literary Chinese.  (Classical … Continue reading

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Does Science Advance?

Does science progress in a cumulative way?  In other words, do later scientific theories build upon earlier ones by keeping older established truths about the world, and adding us more truths?  The standard answer, familiar from Whiggish history and brief … Continue reading

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