Colloquium - Dr. Chung-ying ChengFebruary 16, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall C-308
Truth in Peirce and Chinese Philosophy As a philosopher of science and a metaphysician of pragmatism, Peirce has approached truth through his well-known maxim of pragmatism. But his pragmatism need not to be the ground for his realism. I argue that it is through his underlying intuitive perception and his logic of reasoning that he arrives at his abductive/ semiotic realism by way of what I call onto-interpretation. We can thus see his trichotomy of signs, objects and interpretant minds as embodying an endless process of truth-making through firstness, secondness and thirdness. Thus we can find an onto-hermeneutic circle of understanding and being at work which illustrates truth as a matter of tripartite relationship to the sign. By means of this Peircian approach to truth, we may see how truth in Chinese philosophy of yi 易 (change)， dao道 (the way) and benti 本体 (root-body) becomes easily understood in reference to xiang 象 （image-form），wu物 (things or concrete qi 气) and li 理 （principle or reason）through a system of yi-symbols . Conversely, we can see how Chinese philosophy of yi provides a clue to understanding the semiotic philosophy of Peirce.
Philosophy, Mānoa Campus
Friday, February 16
Aloha Friday with SP@MMānoa Campus, QLC 412
Colloquium - Dr. Chung-ying ChengMānoa Campus, Sakamaki Hall C-308
Geology and Geophysics SeminarMānoa Campus, POST 723
Chinese Corner Spring 2018Mānoa Campus, UH Moore Hall 109
Fights & Delights: Three Chinese ComediesMānoa Campus, Kennedy Theatre, 1770 East-West Rd.
DON'T BE ABSURD: An Evening of Existential DramaMānoa Campus, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre at Kennedy Theatre