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Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies

by Stephanie Rivera (William Paterson University, USA) Berruz

Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies Synopsis

Comparative philosophy is an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, but it has long been associated with East-West dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies shifts this trajectory to focus on cross-cultural conversations across Asia and Latin America. A team of international contributors discuss subjects ranging from Orientalism in early Latin American studies of Asian thought to liberatory politics in today's globalized world. They bring together resources including Latin American feminism, Aztec teachings on ethics, Buddhist critiques of essentialism, and Confucian morality. Chapters address topics such as educational reform, the social practices surrounding breastfeeding, martial arts as political resistance, and the construction of race and identity. Together the essays reflect the philosophical diversity of Asia and Latin America while foregrounding their shared concerns on issues of Eurocentrism and coloniality. By bringing these critical perspectives to bear on the theories and methods of cross-cultural philosophy, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies offers new insights into the nature and practice of philosophical comparison.

Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies Press Reviews

This excellent new collection represents a bold step forward in comparative philosophy. I hope that it will find wide readership and have an influence on the development of the field . . . Berruz and Kalmanson's introduction is fantastic, and the goals they set out here are noble and worthy of pursuit. I recommend their discussion to anyone interested in thinking in new ways about comparative philosophy and philosophy more generally. * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781350136731
Publication date: 31st October 2019
Author: Stephanie Rivera (William Paterson University, USA) Berruz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Non-Western philosophy,

About Stephanie Rivera (William Paterson University, USA) Berruz

Stephanie Rivera Berruz is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at William Paterson University, USA. Leah Kalmanson is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Drake University, USA.

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