Philosophy East and West 68 (2):564-582 (2018)

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Xinli Wang
Juniata College
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Comparative philosophy between two disparate cultural-philosophic traditions, such as Western and Chinese philosophy, has become a new trend of philosophical fashion in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Having learned from the past, contemporary comparative philosophers cautiously safeguard their comparative studies against two potential pitfalls, namely cultural universalism and cultural relativism. The Orientalism that assumed the superiority of the Occidental has become a memory of the past. The historical pendulum has apparently swung to the other extreme. The more recent "reverse Orientalism" has started to reclaim the superiority of the Oriental. We have even been told that the twenty-first...
Keywords incommensurability  comparative philosophy  Chinese philosophy  mutual understanding  presuppostional languages  conceptual schemes
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DOI 10.1353/pew.2018.0046
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