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Jin Yuelin (Chinese: 金岳霖) (1895-1984) was a Chinese philosopher and logician. He was born in Changsha, Hunan, attended Tsinghua University from 1911-1914, obtained Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in 1920. In 1926, Jin founded the Department of Philosophy at Tsinghua University.

Among the first to systematically introduce modern logic into China, Jin also founded a new philosophical system combining elements from Western and Chinese philosophical traditions (especially the concept of Tao).

He died in Beijing.


  • On Logic (《逻辑》, 1936)
  • On Logos (《论道》,1940)
  • On Knowledge (《知识论》,1983)

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