Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy

Fundamentals of Comparative and Intercultural Philosophy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438460161
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lin Ma is Associate Professor of the School of Philosophy at the Renmin University of China and the author of Heidegger on East-West Dialogue: Anticipating the Event.

Jaap van Brakel is Professor Emeritus in the Higher Institute of Philosophy at the University of Leuven and the author of Philosophy of Chemistry: Between the Manifest and the Scientific Image.

Table of Contents

Note on Referencing
Symbols and Abbreviations

1. Preliminaries—Philosophy and Language
Do We Need a Universal Notion of Philosophy?
Language (Preliminaries)
Linguistic Relativism

2. The Troubled Water of the Ideal Language Paradigm
Specters of the Ideal Language Paradigm
Are There Universals?

3. Universalism and Relativism
Similarities of Universalism and Relativism
Case Study of Color in View of Relativism versus Universalism
The Preconditions of Scientific Knowledge

4. Family Resemblance and De- essentialization
(De-)essentialization of Language and Meaning
Family Resemblance
Family Resemblance across Traditions

5. No Need to Speak the Same Language
The NNSSL- Principle
First Contacts
The Treaty of Waitangi
“A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs”
NNSSL and No Need for a Shared World Either?

6. Conceptual Schemes and Forms of Life
Conceptual Schemes
Form(s) of Life
Similarities and Differences

7. Varieties of Intercultural Philosophy
Heidegger’s Asian Connection
Interkulturelle Philosophie
Comparative Philosophy: Science, Pragmatism, or Anti-philosophy?
Variations of World Philosophy
The Geyi 格义 Method

8. Constraints in the Era of Globalization Center- Periphery Forces
Standardization and Regimentation of Languages
“Cattle Colors”
Transcendental Pretence
Qing 青 versus Emotion(s)
Globalization Makes the Past Inaccessible

9. Interpretation Models
Theories of Interpretation
XYZ-Model of Interpretation and Comparison
Underdetermination of Interpretation

10. Necessary Preconditions for Interpretation
Principles of Interpretation
FR- Extension
Final Necessary Preconditions of Interpretation
Truth and Rightness

Works Cited
Name Index
Subject Index

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