By Kimio Kase
This booklet makes an attempt to handle the real question of to what volume the theories of administration are universally appropriate rules and to what volume are they particular to specific cultural, nationwide and temporal contexts.
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For example: I) A voice is impermanent; II) because it is produced by causes; III) it is like ceramics; IV) ceramics are produced by causes and are impermanent–in the same manner a voice is also; V) therefore, a voice is impermanent. In the threefold formula, IV) and V) are omitted. (Japanese English Buddhist Dictionary, 1999: p. 139r) There are two concepts essential for Buddhist logic – (1) trairūpya (the triple character of evidence) and (2) apoha (exclusion) – and they are related to the problems of inductive logic and those of meaning and universals (Bimal K.
Ultimately Descartes aspires to achieve the unity of science and proposes four rules: (1) intuition or the use of ‘the pure light of the mind’ as opposed to the evidence of the senses or of the imagination; (2) the rule of analysis, enjoining us to decompose complex issues into issues as simple as possible; (3) the rule of synthesis, as applied to the truths reached by the two preceding rules; and (4) the rule based on deduction supported by memory. However, in order to avoid the failure or defect of memory, the link between the first principles and their ultimate consequences is established in deductive reasoning, in which Cogito is a first principle from which Descartes will deduce all that follows (Sutcliffe, 1968: pp.
Therefore, idealism approximates deduction, while realism makes use of induction. The fourth form of dichotomy4 encompasses Empiricism and Rationalism (Lacey, 2005a, 2005b). The former view holds that our knowledge is based on experience through the five senses (Locke, 1997). Rationalism, on the contrary, stresses the role of reason, and includes intuition in contrast to sensory experience (Descartes, 1968a, 1996; Lacey, 2005b). Fifth, we note that this dichotomy also occurs in Asia. Apart from the general differences between Asian and Western philosophies (practiceorientation vs.
Asian versus Western Management Thinking: Its Culture-Bound Nature by Kimio Kase