The Abduction Of Vagueness: - Interpreting The Laozi
Posted on 22. Feb, 2009 by James Miller
|Title||The Abduction Of Vagueness: - Interpreting The Laozi|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Journal||Philosophy East & West|
|Keywords||Taoism, Vagueness (Philosophy)|
The writer explores the connection between vagueness and "process" in the Laozi. He first deveops a hermeneutic methodology adapted from Charles Pierce's notion of "abduction." He then identifies several distinctive characteristics of vagueness. After offering evidence of these characteristics in the Laozi, he comments on their significance in the Taoist context.