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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Title

Mapping Kant's architectonic onto the Yijing via the geometry of logic

Language

English

Abstract

Both Kant's architectonic and the Yijing can be structured as four perspectival levels: 0 + 4 + 12 + (4 × 12) = 64. The first, unknowable level is unrepresentable. The geometry of logic provides well-structured maps for levels two to four. Level two consists of four basic gua (2, 64, 63, 1), corresponding to Kant's category-headings (quantity, quality, relation, modality). Level three's twelve gua, derived logically from the initial four, correspond to Kant's twelve categories. Level four correlates the remaining 48 gua (in twelve sets of four) to Kant's theory of the four university faculties (philosophy, theology, law, medicine), and to four categorially organized (twelvefold) domains comprising his philosophical system. © 2013 Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Journal of Chinese Philosophy

Volume

39

Issue

Supplement S1

Start Page

93

End Page

111

Publisher

Wiley

ISSN (print)

03018121

ISSN (electronic)

15406253

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