Hui Shih

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Hui Shih (hwē shûr), c.380–c.300 BC, Chinese logician, remembered for his paradoxes. Little is known about his life, except that he was a provincial prime minister, or about the thinking that led to his paradoxes, which range over physical, mathematical, and logical concepts. Of his voluminous writings, only ten paradoxes and some other fragments have survived.

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Hui Shih (4th cent. BCE). Chinese philosopher and friend of Chuang-tzu, who taught by paradox and the unification of opposites. Everything is relative to something else, and thus is not absolutely great or small, etc.; but that suggests a standard of the infinitely great outside which nothing can lie, and of the infinitely small within which nothing can be contained.

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