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Comparative Philosophy
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ISSN (Print) 2151-6014
Published by San José State University Homepage  [5 journals]
  • In Memoriam: ZHANG Xianglong (1949-2022)

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:20 PDT
       
  • In Memoriam: Abdulah Šarčević (1929-2021)

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:17 PDT
       
  • Book Review on A Grand Materialism in the New Art From China (by Mary
           Wiseman)

    • Authors: Kathleen HIGGINS
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:14 PDT
       
  • Harmony and Complementarity: A Discussion with Bo Mou

    • Authors: Chenyang LI
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:12 PDT
       
  • An Overall-Complementarity-Seeking Account that Includes and Transcends
           Harmonious-Complementarity-Seeking Perspective: A Commentary on Chenyang
           Li’s Confucian Harmony-Seeking Account / Postscript

    • Authors: Bo MOU
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:09 PDT
       
  • The Malagasy Ideal of Fihavanana and Western Ethics

    • Authors: Casey WOODLING
      Abstract: This essay explores various ethical dimensions of the important concept of fihavanana and its role in Malagasy ethics. As a first pass, we can say that fihavanana is a state of peace or harmony that people can achieve with others within their communities; it is modeled on the peace, harmony, solidarity, love, and closeness that is often seen in family ties. Understanding the role that fihavanana plays in the traditional ethics of the people of Madagascar does not come close to providing a complete picture of Malagasy ethics, but fihavanana is arguably the most crucial ethical concept for Malagasy. After using Malagasy proverbs (ohabolana) to sketch various ethical dimensions of fihavanana, these dimensions are compared to certain themes from Western ethics. The essay also comments on the state of fihavanana today in Madagascar and draws some lessons to be learned from this important ethical ideal. Directions for further research are sketched throughout the essay.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:07 PDT
       
  • Comparative What' Latin American Challenges to Philosophy-as-Worldview

    • Authors: Manuel VARGAS
      Abstract: Attention to the details of putatively obvious examples of philosophy-as-worldview within Latin America give us reasons to be skeptical about the taxonomy that gives us the category of philosophy-as-worldview. Among the examples that suggest difficulties for this way of thinking about the philosophical enterprise are 19th century Mexican ethnolinguistics, contemporary efforts to reconstruct historical and contemporary Indigenous thought, and 20th century efforts to articulate regional ontologies within Latin America. However, reflection on these cases also point to a different project worth considering, namely, a taxonomy of wisdom- and knowledge-focused practices that might allow a different way of drawing distinctions between kinds of “philosophies”.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:04 PDT
       
  • On Types of Certainty: from Buddhism to Islam and Beyond

    • Authors: Michael CHASE
      Abstract: Studies the threefold hierarchy of certainty, from its origins in Mahāyāna Buddhism, through Islam, to 17th century China. This tripartite scheme may be traced back to the ancient Buddhist scheme of the threefold wisdom as systematized by Vasubandhu of Gandhāra in the 4th-5th centuries CE. Following the advent of Islam in the 8th century, it was combined with Qur'anic notions of certainty (al-yaqīn). Initially taken up by early Islamic mystics such as Sahl al-Tustarī and al-Ḥākim al-Tirmiḏī (late 9th-early 10th centuries), the notion of yaqīn was gradually systematized into the three-level hierarchy of “knowledge or science of certainly” (ʿilm al-yaqīn), “essence” (literally “eye”) of certainty (ʿayn al-yaqīn), and “truth or reality of certainty” (ḥaqq al-yaqīn), a hierarchy that bears a distinct resemblance to the Buddhist threefold path of wisdom as discussed by Marc-Henri Deroche. Half a millennium later, this threefold hierarchy of levels of certainty, remotely inspired by Buddhism and integrated into the philosophical Sufism of Ibn ʿArabī and his Persian disciple Jāmī, this complex of ideas may have resurfaced in 17th century China.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:23:01 PDT
       
  • Doing Philosophy Comparatively in China: Constructive Engagement between
           Marxist, Western, and Chinese Traditional Philosophy (2000-2022)

    • Authors: Hongyin ZHOU et al.
      Abstract: Marxist philosophy, Western philosophy, and Chinese traditional philosophy constitute three main forces of contemporary Chinese philosophy. In the past two decades, a great deal of in-depth and extensive constructive engagement has been carried out among the three. Previous studies on such constructive engagement have focused on the perspectives of Western or Chinese traditional philosophy, while the perspective of Marxist philosophy has been neglected to a large extent. Given the key position of Marxist philosophy in contemporary Chinese philosophy, it is undoubtedly regrettable that such a perspective is missing. This paper aims to fill this gap in the perspective of examination from the perspective of Marxist philosophy by examining the constructive engagement between various research paths within contemporary Chinese Marxist philosophy on the one hand, and the constructive engagement between Marxist philosophy, Western and Chinese traditional philosophy on the other hand.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:58 PDT
       
  • Doing Philosophy Comparatively in India: Classical Indian and Western
           Philosophical Traditions in Engagement

    • Authors: Joseph KAIPAYIL
      Abstract: When Western philosophy was introduced to Indian academia in the late nineteenth century, there arose for Indian philosophers a two-fold need: the need to preserve the self-identity of Indian philosophy and the need to dialogue with Western philosophy. In their attempt to defend the distinctiveness of Indian philosophy, the philosophers of the first half of the twentieth century affirmed that classical Indian philosophy was essentially spiritual. The philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century, however, did not have a compulsion to defend Indian philosophy in the face of Western philosophy. Many of them critiqued the traditional view about classical Indian philosophy. For them classical Indian philosophy, too, was a rational discourse and it is equally capable to contribute to the enrichment of philosophy. Today the two traditions—Indian and Western—are known to each other fairly well and hence there is little need to pursue comparative philosophy as a distinct discipline in philosophy. Instead, what should be promoted is an open philosophizing—philosophizing that is characterized by our openness to diverse ways of thought.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:56 PDT
       
  • Doing Philosophy Comparatively in Southern Europe: Western, Mediterranean,
           Islamic and Other Perspectives in Engagement

    • Authors: Nevad KAHTERAN
      Abstract: Aiming to become a part of transcultural discourses and debates, the author argues in this paper for the use of transcultural approaches overcoming the traditional ones in doing philosophy comparatively in the Southern Europe. Within this framework, new forms of cross-cultural philosophizing in the Mediterranean philosophy will arise in the triangle among the Western Balkans, Italy and Greece as a transcultural exchange of knowledge and ideas including more than twenty surrounding countries in the Mediterranean basin. In this regard, the author is trying to find a way for deepening and broadening transcultural approaches concerning the Southern Europe in general and the Balkans and Mediterranean Philosophy in particular, because of transcultural potential that philosophy in the Southern Europe has to gradually develop its possible transcultural connotations in the very near future.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:53 PDT
       
  • Comparative Philosophy as a General Way of Doing Philosophy Through
           Cross-Tradition Engagement Toward World Philosophy

    • Authors: Bo MOU
      Abstract: In this theme essay for the addressed special-theme section in this special issue of the journal Comparative Philosophy commemorating the first anniversary of the International Society for Comparative Philosophy toward World Philosophy (CPWP), I intend to give an elaboration of the theme “comparative philosophy as a general way of doing philosophy through cross-tradition engagement toward world philosophy” (‘comparative philosophy toward world philosophy’ for short), which has been explicitly presented and formally stated through its recent academic-organizational channel CPWP and focuses on via the Journal’s and CPWP’s jointly organized international conference. The theme “comparative philosophy toward world philosophy” as a whole marks a momentous accumulating point of the significant development of comparative philosophy as a general way of doing philosophy through cross-tradition engagement regarding its “direction” dimension, through the constructive-engagement strategy in theoretic exploration and reflective practice especially since the beginning of this century.
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:50 PDT
       
  • EDITOR's Words

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:48 PDT
       
  • VOL 13 NO 2 CONTENTS PAGE

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:45 PDT
       
  • VOL 13 NO 2 INFORMATION PAGE

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:42 PDT
       
  • VOL 13 NO 2 COVER PAGE

    • PubDate: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:22:40 PDT
       
 
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