Abstract

Some well-known translations of the words attributed to the Master in Analects 6.25, "gu bu gu gu zai gu zai," are analyzed and sorted out.It is argued that this passage can be given a consistent reading and an interpretation that coheres with a major theme of the text, namely that the ontological status of a thing, like that of a person, is relative to the practice of constitutive rules and conventions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 461-469
Launched on MUSE
2005-07-07
Open Access
No
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