The comparative study of eastern and western metaphysics: A perennialist perspective

Sophia 46 (1):49-64 (2007)
Abstract
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
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DOI 10.1007/s11841-007-0005-8
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