Heidegger, Rorty, and the Eastern Thinkers: A Hermenedutics of Cross-Cultural Understanding


Explores the cross-cultural endeavors of Rorty and Heidegger, particularly how this work addresses the possibilities of comparative philosophy itself.
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Explores the cross-cultural endeavors of Rorty and Heidegger, particularly how this work addresses the possibilities of comparative philosophy itself.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791467527
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Series: SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Wei Zhang is Assistant Professor of Asian Religions at the University of South Florida.

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Recurring East-West Hermeneutic Riddle


Part II. Richard Rorty’s Correspondence with a Comparative Philosopher

1. The Question of Legitimacy of Comparative Philosophy

2. Philosophy and Cultural Otherness

Part III. Martin Heidegger’s Dialogue with a Japanese Visitor

3. On the Way to a “Common” Language

4. On the Way to a Cross-Cultural Hermeneutics

Part IV. A Conceptual Dialogue with Heidegger’s Text on Hermeneutics

5. Heidegger’s Ontological Hermeneutics as a Worldview and World Encounter


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