Did the Chinese Have a Change of Heart?

Esther Klein*, Colin Klein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In their "The Prevalence of Mind-Body Dualism in Early China," Slingerland and Chudek use a statistical analysis of the early Chinese corpus to argue for Weak Folk Dualism (WFD). We raise three methodological objections to their analysis. First, the change over time that they find is largely driven by genre. Second, the operationalization of WFD is potentially misleading. And, third, dating the texts they use is extremely controversial. We conclude with some positive remarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalCognitive Science
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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