By Bo Mou

i've been pondering the philosophical factor of fact for greater than twenty years. it really is among the attention-grabbing philosophical matters that stimulated me to alter my basic re ective curiosity to philosophy after receiving BS in mathem- ics in 1982. a few critical educational paintings during this connection began round the overdue eighties while I translated into chinese language a dozen of Donald Davidson’s consultant essays on fact and that means and whilst i thought translator for Adam Morton who gave a sequence of lectures at the factor in Beijing (1988), which used to be co-sponsored via my then establishment (Institute of Philosophy, chinese language Academy of Social Science). i've got enjoyed the problem either for its personal sake (as one speci c significant factor within the phil- ophy of language and metaphysics) and for the sake of its signi cant involvement in lots of philosophical concerns in numerous topics of philosophy. Having been drawn to the analytic strategy, i used to be then attracted to the problem either from the issues of view of classical chinese language philosophy and Marxist philosophy, significant types or frameworks of doing philosophy in the course of that point in China, and from the viewpoint of up to date analytic philosophy, which was once then much less famous within the chinese language philosophical circle.

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