Comparative Philosophy and Method

Comparative Philosophy and Method

Author: Steven Burik

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350155039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Addressing arguments that comparative philosophy is itself impossible, or that it is indistinguishable from philosophy more generally, this collection challenges myopic understandings of comparative method and encourages a more informed consideration. Bringing together a wide variety of methodological options, it features scholars spread across the globe representing multiple philosophical traditions. From the beginnings of comparative philosophy in the 19th century to present-day proposals for more global philosophy departments, every chapter serves as a viable methodological alternative for any would-be philosophical comparativist. With contributions from leading comparativists that are both distinctive in their method and explicit about its application, this valuable resource challenges and enriches the awareness and sensitivity of the beginning comparativist and seasoned veteran alike.

Comparative Methods in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Comparative Methods in Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Author: Adams, Maurice

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781802201468

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 363

This cutting-edge book facilitates debate amongst scholars in law, humanities and social sciences, where comparative methodology is far less well anchored in most areas compared to other research methods. It posits that these are disciplines in which comparative research is not simply a bonus, but is of the essence.

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies

Author: Sor-hoon Tan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472580320

Category: Philosophy

Page: 392

View: 293

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies presents a new understanding of the changing methods used to study Chinese philosophy. By identifying the various different approaches and discussing the role, and significance of philosophical methods in the Chinese tradition, this collection identifies difficulties and exciting developments for scholars of Asian philosophy. Divided into four parts, the nature of Chinese philosophical thought is illuminated by discussing historical developments, current concerns and methodological challenges. Surveying recent methodological trends, this research companion explores and evaluates the methodologies that have been applied to Chinese philosophy. From these diverse angles, an international team of experts reflect on the considerations that enter their methodological choices and indicate new research directions. The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy Methodologies is an important contribution to the education of the next generation of Chinese philosophers.

Comparative Philosophy

Comparative Philosophy

Author: Paul Masson-Oursel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317830849

Category: Philosophy

Page: 220

View: 635

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy

Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy

Author: Takeshi Morisato

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350092532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 618

This book brings together the work of two significant figures in contemporary philosophy. By considering the work of Tanabe Hajime, the Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School, and William Desmond, the contemporary Irish philosopher, Takeshi Morisato offers a clear presentation of contemporary comparative solutions to the problems of the philosophy of religion. Importantly, this is the first book-length English-language study of Tanabe Hajime's philosophy of religion that consults the original Japanese texts. Considering the examples of Christianity and Buddhism, Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy focuses on finding the solution to the problem of philosophy of religion through comparative examinations of Tanabe's metanoetics and Desmond's metaxology. It aims to conclude that these contemporary thinkers - while they draw their inspiration from the different religious traditions of Christianity and Mahayana Buddhism - successfully reconfigure the relation of faith and reason. Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy marks an important intervention into comparative philosophy by bringing into dialogue these thinkers, both major figures within their respective traditions yet rarely discussed in tandem.