David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Sophia 46 (1):49-64 (2007)
The comparative study of Eastern and Western philosophy has been hindered and/or distorted by Eurocentric assumptions about “philosophy”, especially the overvaluation of rationality as an instrument of knowledge. The widespread discounting of Eastern thought derives, in large measure, from the modern Western failure to understand the nature of the traditional metaphysics of both the Occident and the East. This failure can be remedied by recourse to the work of a group of “traditionalist” or “perennialist” thinkers who expose the limitations of many approaches to the comparative study of philosophy in general and metaphysics in particular.
|Keywords||Metaphysics Perrennialist Philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ralph Gun Hoy Siu (1957). The Tao of Science. [Cambridge]Technology Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MinGyu Seo (2008). Bhaskar's Philosophy as Anti-Anthropism: A Comparative Study of Eastern and Western Thought. Journal of Critical Realism 7 (1):5-28.
David Bradshaw (2009). The Mind and the Heart in the Christian East and West. Faith and Philosophy 26 (5):576-598.
S. Radhakrishnan (1989). Eastern Religions and Western Thought. Oxford University Press.
P. J. Saher (1970). Eastern Wisdom and Western Thought. New York, N.Y.,Barnes and Noble.
Zhao Dunhua & George F. McLean (eds.) (2007). Dialogues of Philosophies, Religions, and Civilizations in the Era of Globalization: Chinese Philosophical Studies, Xxv. Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads20 ( #94,787 of 1,413,415 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,648 of 1,413,415 )
How can I increase my downloads?