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This volume is a "state-of-the-art" assessment of comparative philosophy written by some of the leading practitioners of the field. While its primary focus is on gaining methodological clarity regarding the comparative enterprise of "interpreting across boundaries," the book also contains new substantive essays on Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and European thought. The contributors are Roger T. Ames, William Theodore de Bary, Wing-tsit Chan, A. S. Cua, Eliot Deutsch, Charles Hartshorne, Daya Krishna, Gerald James Larson, Sengaku Mayeda, Hajime Nakamura, Raimundo Panikkar, Karl H. Potter, Henry Rosemont, Jr., Ben-Ami Scharfstein, Ninian Smart, Fritz Staal, and Frederick J. Streng.

Comparative or cross-cultural philosophy can be seen as a relative newcomer to the field of philosophy. It has its antecedents in the emergence of comparative studies in nineteenth-century European intellectual history, as well as in the sequence of East-West Philosophers' Conferences at the University of Hawaii, which began in 1939. This book will prove to be of great significance in helping to define a field that is only now becoming fully self-conscious, methodologically and substantively, about its role and function in the larger enterprises of philosophy and comparative studies.

Originally published in 1988.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. Gerald James Larson, Eliot Deutsch
  3. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Introduction: The "Age-Old Distinction Between the Same and the Other"
  2. GERALD JAMES LARSON
  3. pp. 3-18
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  1. Metaphor as Key to Understanding the Thought of Other Speech Communities
  2. KARL H. POTTER
  3. pp. 19-35
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  1. Against Relativism
  2. HENRY ROSEMONT, JR.
  3. pp. 36-70
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  1. Comparative Philosophy: What It Is and What It Ought to Be
  2. DAYA KRISHNA
  3. pp. 71-83
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  1. The Contextual Fallacy
  2. BEN-AMI SCHARFSTEIN
  3. pp. 84-97
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  1. Śaňkara, Nāgārjuna, and Fa Tsang, with Some Western Analogues
  2. CHARLES HARTSHORNE
  3. pp. 98-115
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  1. What Is Comparative Philosophy Comparing?
  2. RAIMUNDO PANIKKAR
  3. pp. 116-136
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  1. The Meaning of the Terms 'Philosophy' and 'Religion' in Various Traditions
  2. HAJIME NAKAMURA
  3. pp. 137-151
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  1. Mechanisms of Self-Deception and True Awareness According to C. G. Jung and the Eight-Thousand-Line Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
  2. FREDERICK J. STRENG
  3. pp. 152-164
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  1. Knowledge and the Tradition Text in Indian Philosophy
  2. ELIOT DEUTSCH
  3. pp. 165-173
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  1. The Analogy of Meaning and the Tasks of Comparative Philosophy
  2. NINIAN SMART
  3. pp. 174-183
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  1. Śaňkara and Nārayāna Guru
  2. SENGAKU MAYEDA
  3. pp. 184-202
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  1. Is There Philosophy in Asia?
  2. FRITS STAAL
  3. pp. 203-229
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  1. Chu Hsi and World Philosophy
  2. WING-TSIT CHAN
  3. pp. 230-264
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  1. Confucius and the Ontology of Knowing
  2. ROGER T. AMES
  3. pp. 265-279
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  1. Reflections on Moral Theory and Understanding Moral Traditions
  2. A. S. CUA
  3. pp. 280-293
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  1. Neoconfucianism as Traditional and Modern
  2. WM. THEODORE DE BARY
  3. pp. 294-309
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 311
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-316
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400859276
MARC Record
OCLC
889255055
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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