Aesthetic Turn: Reading Eliot Deutsch on Comparative Philosophy

Aesthetic Turn: Reading Eliot Deutsch on Comparative Philosophy

by Roger T. Ames
     
 

It was the editorial eye of Eliot Deutsch that made the journal Philosophy East and West the voice of comparative philosophy within the Western academy, challenging the entrenched provincialism of Anglo-American philosophy. In these essays, Deutsch's critics both praise and attack him, and he offers his thoughtful responses.

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It was the editorial eye of Eliot Deutsch that made the journal Philosophy East and West the voice of comparative philosophy within the Western academy, challenging the entrenched provincialism of Anglo-American philosophy. In these essays, Deutsch's critics both praise and attack him, and he offers his thoughtful responses.

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Comparative philosophers discuss and comment on their contemporary Deutsch's ideas in ten original essays. He responds. They engage such topics as mysticism and aesthetics, truth, ontological theory, the traditional text in Indian philosophy, the spiritual value of suffering, the philosophy of religion, freedom and inequality, and self-cultivation as education embodying humanity.

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ISBN-13:
9780812694055
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

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Kupperman
Joel Kupperman, University of Connecticut:

This lively book highlights the thought of Eliot Deutsch and other leading figures who have made comparison of Asian and Western traditions an important part of philosophy.

Julius Lipner
Julius Lipner, Cambridge University:

Deutsch's distinguished interlocutors show not only the amazing extent of his thinking but also its capacity for constructive inspiration in their (and, we may add, our) own thought. While travelling reflectively with this wise company, we find ourselves on a journey of deep yet integral sanity, sharing a healing vision that is profoundly needed in today's fractured world. This book succeeds marvelously in that the reader feels compelled again and again to turn to its original inspiration: Deutsch's own wide-ranging work.

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