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Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding : Toward a New Cultural Flesh (Hardcover) (Kwok-ying Lau)

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This book approaches the topic of intercultural understanding in philosophy from a phenomenological perspective. It provides a bridge between Western and Eastern philosophy through in-depth discussion of concepts and doctrines of phenomenology and ancient and contemporary Chinese philosophy. Phenomenological readings of Daoist and Buddhist philosophies are provided: the reader will find a study of theoretical and methodological issues and innovative readings of traditional Chinese and Indian philosophies from the phenomenological perspective. The author uses a descriptive rigor to avoid cultural prejudices and provides a non-Eurocentric conception and practice of philosophy. Through this East-West comparative study, a compelling criticism of a Eurocentric conception of philosophy emerges. New concepts and methods in intercultural philosophy are proposed through these chapters.  Researchers, teachers, post-graduates and students of philosophy will all find this work intriguing, and those with an interest in non-Western philosophy or phenomenology will find it particularly engaging.
Genre: Philosophy, Social Science
Series Title: Contributions to Phenomenology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Kwok-ying Lau
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51717144
UPC: 9783319447629
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2748

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