Soku hi

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Soku-hi (Japanese: 即非) means "is or is not". The term is primarily used by the representatives of the Kyoto School of Eastern philosophy.

The logic of soku-hi or "is and is not" represents a balanced logic of symbolization reflecting sensitivity to the mutual determination of universality and particularity in nature, and a corresponding emphasis on nonattachment to linguistic predicates and subjects as representations of the real.[1]

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  1. ^ G. S. Axtell. Comparative Dialectics: Nishida Kitaro's Logic of Place and Western Dialectical Thought, Philosophy East and West. Vol. 41, No. 2 (April 1991). pp. 163-184. University of Hawaii Press, Hawaii, USA.

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