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  1. On Otherness and Sameness: A Dialogue Between Zhu Xi and Levinas on Ethical Interrelatedness.Diana Arghirescu - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):573-593.
  2. Which Fidelity, Whose Adultery? Minding Manu's Verse.S. N. Balagangadhara, Sarika Rao, Jakob De Roover & Marianne Keppens - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):594-625.
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    Kundakunda, Cantor, and the 'Inaccessibility' of the Absolute: A Set-Theoretical Approach to Sarvajñatā.Jesse Berger - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):626-647.
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    Kierkegaardian Irony in Chan Buddhism: Playful Enactment in Ritual Encounters From a Cross-Cultural Perspective.Rudi Capra - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):648-670.
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  5. The Awakening of Faith and New Confucian Philosophy Ed. By John Makeham.King Pong Chiu - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    The idea that Buddhism played a key role in the development of New Confucianism has long prevailed in academia, but it is not until recent years that such an idea has been critically studied through a series of monographs, mainly published by Brill. This book is one of the excellent works concerning such an important topic. Unlike other works which focus on the possible influence of specific Buddhist schools on individual New Confucian thinkers, The Awakening of Faith and New Confucian (...)
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    Pretending to Be Good: Explaining Wei 偽 in the Xunzi.Nicholas Constantino - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):671-692.
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    The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview by André Padoux.Ella M. Crawford & J. M. Fritzman - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    André Padoux was among a small number of scholars, including Harvey P. Alper and Lilian Silburn, who introduced the study of Tantra to Western scholars. He authored such important works as Vāc: The Concept of the Word in Selected Hindu Tantras and Tantric Mantras: Studies on Mantrasastra. Padoux's 2017 Hindu Tantric World: An Overview is a significant revision of his 2010 Comprendre le tantrisme: Les sources hindoues.Padoux seeks to discover what constitutes Tantric Hinduism by investigating its essential notions and its (...)
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  8. Ownership and Inheritance in Sanskrit Jurisprudence by Christopher T. Fleming.Donald Davis - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-6.
    This study makes a sizeable leap forward in our understanding of the philosophical and jurisprudential thought related to ownership and inheritance in medieval and early modern India. A seminal 1962 monograph by J.D.M. Derrett has long provided the best account of the intellectual history of Indic ideas of ownership and property. Both concepts in turn underpinned debates about inheritance that later became central to the British colonial administration of what came to be known as Hindu law in the nineteenth century. (...)
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    Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life by Nicolas Bommarito.Jake H. Davis - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    In Seeing Clearly, Nicolas Bommarito brings together Buddhist theory and practice with a deceptively simple sophistication that few have managed in the contemporary era. Meditation teachers have contributed to the self-help section an abundance of guides to Buddhism and meditation, many of them elegantly worded and sometimes simple and practical. Yet many of these works also stumble unwittingly into philosophical problems discussed with great care and complexity in footnoted academic volumes read mostly by a small circle of scholars. Bommarito's accomplishment (...)
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  10. Fiction and Philosophy in the Zhuangzi: An Introduction to Early Chinese Taoist Thought by Romain Graziani.Manuel Rivera Espinoza - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    In order to highlight the significance of the book I'm reviewing here, let me recount a recent academic experience: A conference on the Zhuangzi is hosted by a leading scholar in the field with the sponsorship of a major university in mainland China. Several prominent scholars present papers focusing on various different passages of the text. The addresses cover the mystical, the performative, the epistemological, the ethical and several other facets of Zhuangzian thought. Yet one topic is conspicuous by its (...)
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  11. Is There Ignorance in Deep Sleep? A Re-Examination of the Upaniṣads and Śaṅkara's Commentaries.Palash Ghorai - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):693-716.
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  12. How "Neo" is Swami Vivekananda's Vedānta? A Response to Anantanand Rambachan.Vinay Hejjaji - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):817-839.
    The Limits of Scripture: Vivekananda's Reinterpretation of the Vedas by Anantanand Rambachan has been a pathbreaking work for initiating a critical examination of Swami Vivekananda's epistemological teachings. Rambachan challenges the trend adopted by some modern commentators to equate the teachings of Śaṅkara and Vivekananda. He observes that they overlook the "[f]undamental differences" between the two and present the latter "merely as a reviver of the Advaita of Śaṅkara."1 Opposing the trend, Rambachan follows Paul Hacker in projecting Vivekananda as a proponent (...)
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  13. On the Need to Revisit Śaṅkara Before Taking Critical Vivekananda Studies Forward.Vinay Hejjaji - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):850-856.
    I am thankful to Professor Rambachan for responding to my comments. First of all, I retract my statement where I call one of the author's remarks to be a mocking of Swami Vivekananda's view. I apologize for this or any other comment that might project the author to be hostile toward Vivekananda. Some words are due regarding Rambachan's objection to my comparison of his work with that of Paul Hacker. Rambachan's questioning of the "continuity between neo-Vedānta and its classical roots" (...)
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  14. Deleuze and the Kyoto School: Onto-Logics.Jay Hetrick - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):717-738.
  15. Tu Wei-Ming's Tizhi and the Confucian Contribution to Contemporary Epistemology.Yong Huang - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):739-757.
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  16. Spiritual Exercises and the Therapeutic Pragmatics of Contradiction in Tiantai Zhiyi.Eunyoung Hwang - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):758-779.
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  17. Becoming Human: Li Zehou's Ethics by Jana S. Rošker.Andrew Lambert - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-6.
    A feature of Li Zehou's work was the co-opting or reworking of historical or popular phrases and aphorisms. One such repurposed distinction helpfully situates his work and this book-length survey of it. He identified two approaches to the history of Chinese thought. The first, translating literally, is "I annotate the six classics", and the second is: "the six classics annotate me". In the first approach, the subject categorizes both texts and history, and successive layers of interpretation accumulate in a commentarial (...)
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    The Bhagavad-Gītā: A Critical Introduction Ed. By Ithamar Theodor.Keya Maitra - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-6.
    Bhagavad-gītā: A Critical Introduction is a collection of ten original chapters authored by nine scholars of the Gītā. While no single theme runs through all the chapters, they all revolve around the hermeneutics of the Gītā, especially in the exegetical and commentarial traditions. The first three chapters focus on the questions of structure of the text, both in terms of its organizational form and the coherence of its content. Chapters 4 through 6 focus on the Gītā's commentarial and exegetical history (...)
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  19. The Hermeneutic Truth of Chinese Philosophy's Conceptual Metaphors.Joshua Mason - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):780-800.
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    How to Think About the Climate Crisis: A Philosophical Guide to Saner Ways of Living by Graham Parkes.James McRae - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-6.
    Climate change is the greatest existential threat that human beings face in the 21st century, but unfortunately, we aren't doing very much about it. Graham Parkes' How to Think about the Climate Crisis: A Philosophical Guide to Saner Ways of Living offers a succinct summary of the causes of global heating--scientific, economic, and philosophical--along with practical solutions to help us avoid the first major tipping point, which is quickly approaching in 2030. Parkes draws from both ancient Greek and traditional Chinese (...)
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  21. Chinese Visions of Progress, 1895 to 1949 Ed. By Axel Schneider and Thomas Fröhlich.Viren Murthy - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    The essays in this volume edited by Axel Schneider and Thomas Fröhlich deal with a crucial topic, namely discourses around the concept of progress in China. Although numerous authors, including Prasenjit Duara, Luke Kwong and others,1 have dealt with this issue, this volume goes further by examining the details of the interpretation of ideas of progress and showing that the incorporation of linear time in China was far from linear.The book is divided into an Introduction, three parts, and nine chapters. (...)
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    The Philosophical Influences of Mao Zedong: Notations, Reflections and Insights by Robert Elliott Allinson.Robert Cummings Neville - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-3.
    This is a most unusual book. Mao Zedong was one of the most powerful people in the twentieth century. With Chiang Kai-shek he drove out the Japanese from China and then defeated Chiang in turn and carried out a major revolution over which he presided for many years. Everyone knows he was a poet and, like every Marxist leader, he was a philosopher of sorts. His Marxist philosophy evolved from his youth to old age, and he developed differences from the (...)
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  23. Japanese Philosophy in the Making 2: Borderline Interrogations by John C. Maraldo.Bradley Douglas Park - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-4.
    Building on his 2017 book, Japanese Philosophy in the Making 1: Crossing Paths with Nishida, John Maraldo continues to shepherd his readers through an encounter with Japanese philosophy in this second volume. Departing from Nishida as the presumptive center, Maraldo interrogates the "borderlines" in his engagement with the thinking of Watsuji Tetsurō, Tanabe Hajime, and Kuki Shūzō, in addition to confronting important issues pertaining to politics and ecology. To speak of "shepherding" here is intentional; but it is not meant to (...)
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    Cārvāka: A Metaphysically Grounded Materialist Ethics.Sahana V. Rajan & Jayshree Jha - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):801-816.
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  25. Overcoming the Distraction of Neo-Hinduism and Attending to the Real Challenges of Critical Vivekananda Studies.Anantanand Rambachan - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):839-850.
    I am grateful for this opportunity to respond to the essay "How 'Neo' is Swami Vivekananda's Vedanta: A Response to Rambachan," by Vinay Hejjaji.Allow me to begin with a comment about Vivekananda studies. Historical critical work on Swami Vivekananda is challenging and rare. In a colonial Indian context, Swami Vivekananda's journeys to the West aroused deep feelings of pride among Hindus, and these feelings have not abated with the passage of time. This is evident in the addresses presented to Vivekananda (...)
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  26. Gewundene Wege Nach China: Heidegger, Daoismus, Adorno by Fabian Heubel, And: Was Ist Chinesische Philosophie? Kritische Perspektiven by Fabian Heubel.Mario Wenning - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-12.
    Fabian Heubel is intellectually situated in both Frankfurt and Taipei. He also embarks on regular excursions to Paris and Beijing. Due to this rare combination of influences, he has managed to square a philosophical circle that comprises Critical Theory in the Frankfurt-School tradition, contemporary French philosophy as well as classical and modern Chinese philosophy in the PRC and Taiwan. Heubel's approach reflects the experience of being existentially immersed in Chinese language as well as academic life at his academic home, the (...)
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  27. Chinese Philosophy of History: From Ancient Confucianism to the End of the Eighteenth Century by Dawid Rogacz.Don J. Wyatt - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (3):1-5.
    Discernible in the very opening pages of Chinese Philosophy of History: From Ancient Confucianism to the End of the Eighteenth Century is the fact that, within a single work, Dawid Rogacz will be providing us with two services normally regarded as oppositional. On the one hand, clear from the very title is the discreteness of his undertaking. In other words, he will be straightforwardly addressing a subject that philosophers as well as historians of China frequently refer to but, nonetheless, so (...)
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    “A Leg is Not the Same as Walking”: Riding My Hobby-Horse on Interpretive Context.Roger T. Ames - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):517-527.
    In his Introduction to The Encyclopaedia Logic, G.W.F. Hegel reflects at great length upon the question “Where does philosophy begin? Where does the inquiry start?” And in this reverie, he concludes that because philosophy “does not have a beginning in the sense of the other sciences” it must be the case that “the beginning only has a relation to the subject who takes the decision to philosophise.”1 For Hegel himself, it is the ultimate project of such philosophizing to bring this (...)
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    Elements of Confucian Virtue Politics.Youngsun Back - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):497-506.
    As Sungmoon Kim points out, contemporary Confucian studies has been disproportionately focused on the ethical side of the tradition. In this regard, Kim’s book, Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi, makes an enormous contribution to the field of Confucian political thought. What makes his project even more valuable is that he goes beyond the textual analysis of political concepts and ideas in classical Confucian writings and builds them into a coherent and systematic political theory.In what (...)
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    Der Gute Weg des Handelns: Versuch Einer Ethik Für Die Heutige Zeit by Iso Kern.Philippe Brunozzi - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-5.
    As the subtitle of Iso Kern’s newest monograph Der gute Weg des Handelns indicates, the author attempts to develop an “ethics for the present time”. For Kern, such a project implies more than just addressing today’s most pressing ethical problems. An “ethics for the present time” that deserves the name concurrently has to take seriously a trend that is noticeably gaining momentum. In the last decade or so, mainstream Anglo-European philosophy has increasingly come under the pressure to diversify and integrate (...)
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    Persons, Eliminativism, and Context. [REVIEW]Nilanjan Das - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):548-561.
    Mark Siderits’ Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy is a rich and wide-ranging volume. It is an exercise in what Siderits calls “fusion philosophy,” where the theoretical resources invented by one philosophical tradition are used to solve problems for another. The aim of this book, therefore, is to show how innovations in Buddhist philosophy in Sanskrit can help us make progress in contemporary debates about the nature of persons and personal identity. Here, I think, the book is a success. Not only (...)
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    Confucian Concord: Reform, Utopia and Global Teleology in Kang Youwei's Datong Shu by Federico Brusadelli.Carine Defoort - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-5.
    Confucian Concord: Reform, Utopia and Global Teleology in Kang Youwei's Datong Shu analyses the thought of the late Qing reformer Kang Youwei 康有為. His well-known Datongshu 大同書, conceived in 1884 and finally published in 1935, functions as a prism. The research interest of Federico Brusadelli, Lecturer in Chinese History at the University of Naples L'Orientale, reaches beyond Kang’s thought to the production of histories and their political relevance in the two last centuries. The author presents the Great Concord as an (...)
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  33. An Account and Analysis of Metempsychosis in the Views of Āzar Kayvān as a Commentator on Illuminationist Philosophy.Farzaneh Goshtasb & Tahereh Kamalizadeh - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):295-314.
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    Illuminating the Mind: An Introduction to Buddhist Epistemology by Jonathan Stoltz.Laura Guerrero - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-5.
    Jonathan Stoltz’s Illuminating the Mind: An Introduction to Buddhist Epistemology is an excellent book that will be valuable to those familiar with analytic epistemology but unfamiliar with, and curious about, Indian philosophical traditions. It is also a valuable book for those seeking to teach Buddhist epistemology to advanced philosophy students. Philosophers interested in cross-cultural philosophical methodology will also find this book an interesting case study.With respect to cross-cultural methodology, Stoltz aims to demonstrate the philosophical legitimacy of Buddhist epistemology to a (...)
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    Bhāviveka’s Inclusivism: Discriminating the Feces, Jewels, and Fake Jewels of the Veda.Hyoung Seok Ham - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):315-334.
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    François Jullien’s Unexceptional Thought: A Critical Introduction by Arne De Boever.Michael Harrington - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-3.
    François Jullien is a master of repetition. Over his more than thirty books, he introduces a carefully defined set of concepts--such as “blandness” and “efficacy”--and then pairs them, opposes them, and sets them in different contexts, returning to them repeatedly without ever saying quite the same thing. One can imagine an introduction to Jullien’s work that traces each of his concepts through its development from book to book, noting explicit and implicit connections to the traditional Chinese thought that gave rise (...)
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  37. Buddhist Ethics as a Path: A Defense of Normative Gradualism.Javier Hidalgo - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):335-354.
  38. A Rejoinder to Yong Huang.Jianping Hu - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):482-488.
    Let me begin by expressing my sincere gratitude to Professor Huang for his great work on the theory of patient moral relativism and to the editors of Philosophy East and West for giving me this opportunity not only to discuss my thoughts with Professor Huang but also to clarify and further develop my critique. In this reply, I shall focus on two things: first, I will briefly summarize and explain my ideas in my previous comment; second, I will tackle Huang’s (...)
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    Is Zhuangzi a Patient Relativist?: A Response to Yong Huang.Jianping Hu - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):453-472.
    In his recent papers, Professor Yong Huang has been attempting to interpret the ethics of Zhuangzi from the perspective of patient moral relativism. Generally speaking, there are two sorts of moral relativism that are discussed in the contemporary philosophical literature: agent relativism and appraiser relativism. The former means that the moral judgments of rightness and wrongness of an action depend on the agent’s moral standards, while the latter considers the appraiser’s standards as the only criteria for assessing the moral appropriateness (...)
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    Patient Moral Relativism in the Zhuangzi Defended: A Reply to Jianping Hu.Yong Huang - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):472-482.
    I have been developing an ethics that I initially identified in the text of the Zhuangzi and which I have characterized in different ways under different names. First, in contrast to the moral Golden Rule, which asks us to do unto others as we would like to have done unto us, I call it the moral Copper Rule: do unto others as they would like to have done unto them. Second, in contrast to the ethics of commonality, I call it (...)
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    Mencius and Isaiah Berlin on Freedom.Andrew Tsz Wan Hung - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):355-374.
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    For Glory and for Sport: Jonathan Edwards and the Vedanta School on God’s Motive for Creating the World.Daniel M. Johnson - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):375-395.
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    Kumārila Bhaṭṭa and Pārthasārathi Miśra on First- and Higher-Order Knowing.Malcolm Keating - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):396-414.
    According to the seventh-century C.E. philosopher Kumārila Bhat.t.a, epistemic agents are warranted in taking their world-presenting experiences as veridical, if they lack defeaters. For him, these experiences are defeasibly sources of knowledge without the agent reflecting on their content or investigating their causal origins. This position is known as svatah prāmāṇya in Sanskrit (henceforth the SP principle). -/- As explicated by the eleventh-century commentator, Pārthasārathi Misŕa, this position entails that epistemic agents know things without simultaneously knowing that they know them, (...)
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    Political Theory and Classical Confucianism: A Reply to Wang, Back, Tiwald, and Ames.Sungmoon Kim - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):527-537.
    Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi aims to provide a holistic account of Mencius’ and Xunzi’s political thought by reconstructing their political ideas into coherent political theories in a way that is intelligible and interesting to contemporary readers, while paying close attention to the Warring States circumstances in which Mencius and Xunzi found themselves. As a political theorist, part of my motivation in writing this book was to initiate a vigorous philosophical conversation with the students (...)
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    Yan Fu as a Transmitter and a Creator: A Conceptual Perspective.Huawen Liu - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):415-431.
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  46. Chinese Émigré Intellectuals and Their Quest for Liberal Values in the Cold War, 1949–69 by Kenneth Kai-Chung Yung.Milan Matthiesen - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-5.
    Kenneth Kai-chung Yung’s Chinese Émigré Intellectuals and Their Quest for Liberal Values in the Cold War presents the philosophical and political development of Chinese intellectuals who fled the mainland after the Communist takeover in 1949. Focusing on Yin Haiguang 殷海光, Zhang Junmai 張君勱, and Xu Fuguan 徐復觀, the author provides a comparative account and comprehensive overview of the many facets of intellectual discourse among Chinese post-war philosophers and public intellectuals.Yung’s book is structured into five chapters. While the first two chapters (...)
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    Daoism and Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life by Eric S. Nelson.Anish Mishra - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-6.
    In a time when the signs of a looming climate crisis have become increasingly evident, Eric Nelson’s work is a timely and relevant book. While dealing with theoretical questions, the book is also grounded in the empirical happenings of a global world order intertwined with human-induced climate change. Yet what is perhaps more significant is that it examines the way humans perceive nature, not as an atomic individualized activity but rather as envisioned and enacted through relations with the environment.In his (...)
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    The Ethics of Oneness: Emerson, Whitman, and the Bhagavad Gita by Jeremy Engels.Apurva Parikh - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-4.
    In his deeply personal yet academically rigorous book, The Ethics of Oneness: Emerson, Whitman, and the Bhagavad Gita, Jeremy Engels takes up the task of describing and critiquing the quintessential U.S. American philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Though much ink has been spilled over these two philosophers, there are two features of Engels approach to their description and critique that make it unique when compared with other books that delve into the history of Indian philosophy’s influence on (...)
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    The Indian Context for Buddhist Reductionism.Prabal Kumar Sen - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):537-547.
    In 1984, Derek Parfit, in his book Reasons and Persons, argued in favor of the reductionist view about persons, which at that time aroused a great deal of controversy. Although Parfit’s views were not accepted by the majority of the exponents of Western analytic philosophy, in Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy Mark Siderits observes that Parfit did not abandon the view that “the existence of a person just consists in the existence of a brain and a body and the occurrence (...)
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    Reductionism Redux.Mark Siderits - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):562-572.
    I must begin by expressing my deep appreciation to Nilanjan Das and P. K. Sen for the care they have clearly taken in their thorough examinations of Empty Persons.1 There is quite a lot going on in the work, and even after the revisions made in preparing the second edition, what I wish to say is not always as clear as it might be. The penetrating questions raised in Das’s and Sen’s reviews are just the sort that any author of (...)
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    History of Chinese Philosophy Through its Key Terms Ed. By Yueqing Wang, Qinggang Bao, and Guoxing Guan.Alice Simionato - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):1-4.
    Recent anglophone scholarship on Chinese philosophy provides students and scholars with a great variety of introductory materials, especially when it comes to encyclopedias and manuals on the history of Chinese philosophical traditions. It is therefore increasingly difficult for scholars to produce innovative studies on the subject that can provide a significant and original contribution to the field, especially when addressing both specialists and enthusiasts. In this context, The History of Chinese Philosophy Through its Key Terms by Nanjing University’s Wang Yueqing (...)
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    The Political Dangers of Nishida’s View of Embodiment.Dennis Stromback - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):432-452.
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    Confucian Constitutionalism Without Remedies.Justin Tiwald - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):506-517.
    Is there evidence of constitutionalism in classical Confucian political thought? In Sungmoon Kim's book on Confucian virtue politics, he argues that that Mencius (Mengzi, fourth century BCE) and Xunzi (third century BCE) are constitutionalists in the following sense: they expressed a commitment to creating durable institutions, one of whose primary aims is to constrain the exercise of legitimate political authority and facilitate good and proper uses of political authority. But for many political thinkers, the sort of constitutionalism that really matters (...)
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  54. Enabling and Constraining Classical Confucian Political Philosophy.Ellie Hua Wang - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (2):489-497.
    It is always a delight to see contemporary engagement with the rich insights of Mencius and Xunzi. In the case of Sungmoon Kim’s thoughtful and ambitious book, this delight is further accompanied by a feeling of confidence about future possibilities. Indeed, the analytic style and the conceptual devices Kim adopts in his discussion and reconstruction of these two thinkers’ ideas provide us with a more focused and structured way to notice and appreciate their commonalities and differences. Moreover, he attends to (...)
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    Nyāya Formalized: Exercises of Application.Alberto Anrò - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-34.
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    Life After Death and Death Before Dying: Mullā Ṣadrā and Śaṅkara on the Postmortem States.Mohammad Asgary - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):35-56.
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    Watsuji on Nature: Japanese Philosophy in the Wake of Heidegger by David W. Johnson.Steve Bein - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-4.
    There is a certain irony in Japan's foremost secular philosopher grounding his ontology and ethics in a term so infamously unclear as fūdo 風土, given that the Japanese word for philosophy itself denotes "clear thinking." One might make the case that Watsuji's concept of fūdo cannot but be unclear, since he is responding to Heidegger's Being and Time, which is hardly the model of lucid philosophy. That said, it is the philosopher's responsibility to clarify the unclear, and that is the (...)
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    Mencius and Hutcheson on Empathy-Based Benevolence.Christina Chuang - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):57-78.
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    Ming as "Identity" in Early Chinese Thought: Examining Laozi 44.Paul J. D'Ambrosio - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):79-98.
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    The Narration of Architectural Space as a Way of Constructing the Spatial Atmosphere: Two Readings of Contemporary Japanese Architecture.Fatma İpek Ek - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):99-117.
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    Existential Rehabituations From a Latinx Perspective: On Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism.Martina Ferrari - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):268-277.
    … philosophy must be a practice as much as it is a theory.Leah Kalmanson, Cross-Cultural Existentialism, p. 1In the face of the sheer quantity of life's uncertainties, Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism provides more than a novel take on existential theory ; following the mantra of European existentialists that "philosophies are meant to be lived," Cross-Cultural Existentialism introduces the reader to a series of practices central to the Ruist tradition required to make philosophy "a concrete attitude, a way of life". Kalmanson's (...)
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    Imagining Immanent Causality: Depictions of Neo-Confucian and Spinozist Monism in the Works of Matteo Ricci and Pierre Bayle.Mateusz Janik - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):118-138.
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    Philosophy as a Transformative Practice: A Review of Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism. [REVIEW]Boram Jeong - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):258-268.
    Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought develops what the author calls 'speculative existentialism' by challenging the metaphysical assumptions behind the existential inquiry in the West. The author turns to East Asian thought—Ruism in particular—questioning the "problematic understanding of subjective interiority" that remains in European existentialism despite its efforts to subvert subject-object dualism. The author writes, "my book is ultimately about the radical existential vision of Ruism, a tradition that has, in general, received (...)
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    Wild Dreams: Cultivating Change in and with Community.Leah Kalmanson - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):290-293.
    I am truly humbled and astounded to find myself the grateful recipient of the wise insight, critical engagement, and creative elaboration provided by the three readers of my book, Boram Jeong, Martina Ferrari, and Eric S. Nelson.I begin with Boram Jeong's attention to the decolonizing trajectory of the book. Throughout my writing process, I sought to enact the provincialization of Europe1 by decentering Eurocentric discourse and, at times, actively ignoring it. The result, I suspected, would be that my very theories (...)
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    Indian Perspectives on Consciousness, Language and Self: The School of Recognition on Linguistics and Philosophy of Mind by Marco Ferrante.Mrinal Kaul - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-6.
    Indian Perspectives on Consciousness, Language and Self by Marco Ferrante explores theories of consciousness by examining the non-dual philosophy of Recognition mainly represented by the two philosophers Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta, and also carefully concludes that the trajectory of their ideas have compelling influence from Bhartṛhari and his commentator Helārāja. No philosophy ever evolves and develops in a void. No philosophical tradition or theory functions in oblivion. In the history of philosophy in South Asia, this is also true of the traditions (...)
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    A New Alternative to the How-to-Live Concern.Wang Keping - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):210-229.
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    Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun's Verse Comments on Dōgen's by Steven Heine.Zuzana Kubovčáková - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-5.
    Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree, the most recent addition to Steven Heine's outstanding body of publications on doctrinal, historical, and textual studies of the meditative school, introduces a genre of Zen writings that has previously been largely neglected in the West. It presents annotated translations, interpretative explanations, and additional illuminating chapters relating to Verse Comments on the Treasury of the True Dharma Eye written by monk Giun 義雲, the fifth abbot of Eiheiji temple, which was established a generation prior (...)
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    The Contemplative Foundations of Classical Daoism by Harold D. Roth.Ronnie Littlejohn - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-3.
    In this collection, Harold Roth brings together the pivotal essays representing both the innovation and expertise that have marked his scholarship on Daoism for roughly the last twenty-five years. It is Roth's position that the foundations of classical Daoism rest upon a distinctive set of contemplative practices that he calls "inner training," which can be found in the Neiye, Laozi, and Zhuangzi, but also in a number of other classical texts of mixed traditions, including the Lushi chunqiu 呂氏春秋 and the (...)
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    The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy Ed. By Bret W. Davis.Steve G. Lofts - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-6.
    The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy is by all counts an ambitious work. Its primary goal is to provide the reader with a foundational framework in which to engage interpretively the tradition of Japanese philosophy. It would be impossible to summarize, let alone do justice to, the thirty-six rich and illuminating chapters written by many of the most prominent scholars in the field from Japan, Europe, Australia, and North America.Navigating between the "violence of inclusion" that would reduce the philosophically other (...)
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    Nietzsche and the Last Pope: Changing the Paradigm, or the End of Al-Millah.Fethi Meskini & Ghazouane Arslane - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):139-165.
    This essay juxtaposes the death of the moral god in Christian Europe (Nietzsche) with the demise of al-millah or the theologico-political community in Islam. This comparative engagement allows for a local (Arab Muslim) and universal rethinking of, inter alia, faith, freedom, and transcendence beyond terrorism and methodological atheism.
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    Existence, Emptiness, and Qi: Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism.Eric S. Nelson - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):278-289.
    Leah Kalmanson's Cross-Cultural Existentialism offers an original and provocative interpretation of existentialist themes and threads running through classical and modern East Asian Buddhist and Ruist philosophical sources. The book takes its point of departure in existential questions concerning meaningfulness and meaning-formative practices, as articulated in European existentialism and postexistentialism, and traces how these questions are and can be addressed in their own terms in dharmic and Song dynasty Ruist discourses of karma, vital force, and ritual propriety. The book elucidates existential (...)
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    Beyond "Traditional" Substance Dualism: A Hindu Soul.Sarju Patel - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):166-187.
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    Nishida Kitarō's Philosophy of Life by Tatsuya Higaki.Kyle Peters - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-3.
    In Nishida Kitarō's Philosophy of Life, Tatsuya Higaki offers a highly novel and compelling reading of Nishida's philosophy by placing it in dialogue with the life philosophy of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze. The philosophical core of the book consists of six chapters, chronologically proceeding from Nishida's early work on "pure experience" in 1911, through middle and late-middle period concepts like "self-awareness," "place," "absolute nothingness," and "acting intuition," and finally to his late-period work on "absolute contradictory selfidentity" before his death (...)
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    Meta-Theories, Interpretability, and Human Nature: A Reply to J. David Velleman.Hagop Sarkissian - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):252-257.
    My thanks to David Velleman for a clear and constructive response to my comment. He raises two issues that might benefit from some further brief remarks. The first concerns the error-theory I put forth to explain why the early Confucians were not relativists. The second concerns the extent to which the Confucian notion of harmony is at odds with Velleman's notion of interpretability or coherence. I consider each in turn, below.
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    Well-Functioning Daos and Moral Relativism.Hagop Sarkissian - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):230-247.
    What are the nature and status of moral norms? And what makes individuals abide by them? These are central questions in metaethics. The first concerns the nature of the moral domain—for example, whether it exists independently of what individuals or groups think of it. The second concerns the bindingness or practical clout of moral norms—how individuals feel impelled to abide by them.1 In this article, I bring two distinct approaches to these questions into dialogue with one another.The first of these (...)
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    Philosophy of Science and the Kyoto School: An Introduction to Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime and Tosaka Jun by Dean Anthony Brink.Dennis Stromback - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-4.
    There is certainly a lot of academic buzz these days around the relationship between Buddhism and physics. Of course, as we learned from Donald Lopez's famed book Buddhism and Science, there is a long history, beginning in the nineteenth century, to this proclamation that Buddhism is compatible with modern day science. Indeed, Dean Anthony Brink's book Philosophy of Science and the Kyoto School: An Introduction to Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime and Tosaka Jun is one of many contemporary examples of this (...)
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    Peircean and Confucian Interpretations of Self-Development: Semiotic, Normative, and Aesthetic Aspects.Ionut Untea - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):188-209.
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    Comments on Hagop Sarkissian's "Well Functioning Daos and Moral Relativism".J. David Velleman - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):247-252.
    Every author cares about being understood, but for reasons that Hagop Sarkissian has explained, I can be expected to care more than most. I'm delighted to say that Sarkissian has understood my book thoroughly and provided an accurate and charitable summary. I am also delighted to learn from him how closely my view echoes strains of classical Confucianism.I was especially interested by Sarkissian's characterization of my view as implying that "morals do indeed seem to collapse to mores, or perhaps mores (...)
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    Repentance and the Return to God: Tawba in Early Sufism by Atif Khalil.Ali Hassan Zaidi - 2022 - Philosophy East and West 72 (1):1-4.
    Is translation of a particular concept from one religious-linguistic tradition into another possible? If so, how much precision and nuance is possible in translation? Even if the problem of translating between religious-linguistic traditions is removed, we are still confronted with the question of how a particular concept is understood differently across vast stretches of time and space within a particular tradition. Atif Khalil's Repentance and the Return to God: Tawba in Early Sufism addresses these fundamental questions in a particularly salient (...)
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