The Ritual Methods of Comparative Philosophy

  title={The Ritual Methods of Comparative Philosophy},
  author={Leah Kalmanson},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={399 - 418}
Building on research in postcolonial theory that problematizes the role of Eurocentric methodologies in work about non-European cultures, this article raises questions about the research methods relevant to comparative philosophy. Scholarly activities in East Asian traditions reflect a ritualized approach to study and research informed by a certain conception of the mirror-like functioning of the mind. Recognizing this approach as a viable methodology in contemporary academia contributes not… Expand
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