Logic Studies in Taiwan

Zeqiang Wu, Wen fang Wang*

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The development of logic research in Taiwan is intertwined with Taiwan’s social and historical development. ZHENG Wenhui said_ “The emergence and development of any logic theory can find its historical root in society.” (Zheng 1994: 4) We think that the development of logic research in Taiwan is a concrete example of this general rule. The present research shows that logic studies in Taiwan have been closely linked to changes in political and economical situations. Therefore, we take radical changes or major events that happened in political and economical situations to be the main cut-off points of the development of logic studies in Taiwan. Accordingly, we divide the development of logic research in Taiwan into four different historical stages and characterize them stage by stage. The infant stage is the period before 1945 during the Japanese occupation. The next stage of development starts in 1945 with the retrocession of Taiwan to the R.O.C. and ends in 1964, the year before the “economic take-off” of Taiwan. In the third stage, running from 1964 to 1987, Taiwan underwent rapid economic growth and the enforcement of martial law, allowing logic research to have a very good opportunity to develop. Finally, with the democratization of Taiwan from 1987 until now, logic in Taiwan has prospered fruitfully. Each stage has its own characteristics, as stated below.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameDao Companions to Chinese Philosophy
ISSN (Print)2211-0275
ISSN (Electronic)2542-8780


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