Comparative philosophy is an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, but it has long been associated with “East-West” dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies shifts this trajectory to focus on cross-cultural conversations across Asia and Latin America.
A team of international contributors discuss subjects ranging from Orientalism in early Latin American studies of Asian thought to liberatory politics in today's globalized world. They bring together resources including Latin American feminism, Aztec teachings on ethics, Buddhist critiques of essentialism, and Confucian morality. Chapters address topics such as educational reform, the social practices surrounding breastfeeding, martial arts as political resistance, and the construction of race and identity.
Together the essays reflect the philosophical diversity of Asia and Latin America while foregrounding their shared concerns on issues of Eurocentrism and coloniality. By bringing these critical perspectives to bear on the theories and methods of cross-cultural philosophy, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies offers new insights into the nature and practice of philosophical comparison.
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About the Author
Stephanie Rivera Berruz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at William Paterson University, USA.
Leah Kalmanson is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Drake University, USA.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Introduction, Stephanie Rivera Berruz and Leah Kalmanson
Part I: Coloniality and Orientalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
2. Occidentalism and Orientalism in the Late Writings of Antonio Caso, Andrea Pitts
3. The Indian Veil: The Metaphysics of Racial Origins in the Americas, Adriana Novoa
4. The Search for the Orient in Creole America: The Nineteenth Century and Its Paths, Hernán G. H. Taboada, translated by Alba Lara Granero and Maria C. Vera
Part II: New Directions in Asian-Latin American Comparative Philosophy
5. Breastfeeding in Between: A Lugonian Reading of Watsuji Tetsuro's Rinrigaku, Allison Wolf
6. Two Idea of Education: Amano Teiyu and José Vasconcelos, Agustín Jacinto Zavala
7. Confucius and the Aztecs on The Mean, Sebastian Purcell
Part III: Comparative Philosophy in Anti-Colonial Perspective
8. Is Anarchy a False Hope? Latin American Revolutionaries Knew Dhamma and Saddha, Susan Babbitt
9. The Ants and the Elephant: Martial Arts and Liberation Philosophy in the Americas, George Fourlas
10. Legacies of Legitimacy and Resistance: Imperial and State Violence in South Asia and Latin America, Namrata Mitra