Meaning-Construction in warring states philosophical discourse : a discussion of the palaeographic materials from Tomb Guōdiàn One

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Meaning-Construction in warring states philosophical discourse : a discussion of the palaeographic materials from Tomb Guōdiàn One

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Meaning-Construction in warring states philosophical discourse : a discussion of the palaeographic materials from Tomb Guōdiàn One
Author: Meyer, Dirk
Publisher: Research School CNWS, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-05-29
Keywords: Archaeology
Early China
Early writing and reading
Excavated manuscripts
Guodian One
Manuscript culture
Manuscript production
Philology
Philosophy
Text and tomb
Textual communities
Warring States Period
Abstract: This book analyzes a defined corpus of philosophic texts from the Warring States period. It treats texts as objects in their own right and, in a broad sense, discusses the relationship between material conditions of text and manuscript culture, writing, techniques of meaning-construction, and philosophy in Warring States period (ca. 481-222). By analyzing the formal structure of the philosophic texts from the Warring States, the present study distinguishes between two ideal types of texts, which I call “argument-based texts” and “authority-based texts”. Meaning-construction in the former type of texts is based in writing; in the latter ideal type of texts, meaning-construction requires reference to (oral) commentators. Hence, whereas argument-based texts facilitate philosophy that is exempt from needs of contextualization, authority-based texts, for their part, are mere modules of larger philosophic processes that remain outside the texts themselves.
Description: Promotor: B.J. ter Haar, Co-promotor: J. Gentz
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Meyer, D., 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12872
 

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