On Yijing, Chinese Traditional Divination and Their Possible Connection to Formal Logic

Authors

  • Ziyue Sun

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54097/q71gct28

Keywords:

First-Order Logic; Yijing; Divination.

Abstract

The works of Logic and Yijing are widely recognized as seminal texts in the realms of Western and Eastern philosophy, respectively. The application of processing human-generated language and events involves a set of comparable procedures. This study postulates the existence of shared domains between the two bodies of knowledge. The author acknowledges a proposal put up by a student, which centers on the interrelationships between two bodies of information. The author delves into the potential for these two knowledge domains to reinforce one another and enhance comprehension via a cross-cultural lens. The empirical research conducted an investigation on three instances when individuals used divination methods based on Yijing. The study employed first-order logic as a means to reassess the accuracy of the outcomes obtained via these divination practices. Symbolization using first-order logic and the computation of entailment are used in the field of data analysis. According to the findings, a significant majority of the instances demonstrated logical validity. Furthermore, the examination of these examples included the exploration of concepts such as uncertainty, a contradiction in mental behavior, and the impact of social ties on the implications of factual information. These two areas of knowledge were interconnected in the analysis and discussion. It is recommended that further research be conducted on cross-paradigm epistemology.

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Published

29-03-2024

How to Cite

Sun, Z. (2024). On Yijing, Chinese Traditional Divination and Their Possible Connection to Formal Logic. Highlights in Science, Engineering and Technology, 88, 531-539. https://doi.org/10.54097/q71gct28