Looking for Wisdom
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Looking for Wisdom

Philosopher File: Deng Xi

The philosopher who could argue one thing one day, and the opposite the next

Deng Xi was a lawyer and philosopher associated with the so-called “School of Names”. He was skilled in debate and frequently caused confusion by simultaneously arguing opposite viewpoints.

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