Beyond Orientalism: The Work of Wilhelm Halbfass and Its Impact on Indian and Cross-cultural Studies

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Eli Franco, Karin Preisendanz
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, Jan 1, 2007 - Orientalism - 673 pages
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The ground plan for the present volume is unique in Indological studies. Twenty-three scholars from seven countries were invited to respond to issues elaborated in one or more of Wilhelm Halbfass` own critical essays on Edward Said`s Orientalism and related topics. The individual contributions are grouped under four headings: Cross-Cultural Encounter and Dialogue, Issues of Comparative Philosophy, Topics in Classical Indian Philosophy, and Indian Religion, Past and Present. The largest number of papers center on or touch upon topics dealt with in India and Europe. Tradition and Reflection forms the subject matter and starting point of the second largest group of papers. One paper offers significant supplementary observations on the conception of Karman. On Being and What There Is has caught the attention of three contributors. Two authors take specific observations in the book as the starting point of their own related investigations and reflections, whereas another author examines in very broad and substantial manner whether the question of Being was at all addressed in Indian philosophy. Only three contributors specifically respond to On Being and What There Is. One contributor presents with his fundamental reflections on a comparative history of world philosophy.
 

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Contents

Clooney SJ Wilhelm Halbfass and the Openness of
29
Comments on Wilhelm
49
Serebriany Some Marginal Notes on India and Europe
71
Klaus Karttunen Greeks and Indian Wisdom
117
Responses to
141
Jitendra Nath Mohanty Between Indology and Indian Philosophy
163
Joseph S OLeary Heidegger and Indian Philosophy
171
SrinivasaRao Subordinate or Supreme? The Nature of Reason
205
Kunio Harikai Kumarilas Acceptance and Modification of Catego
395
Victoria Lysenko The Vaisesika Notions of akdSa and dis from
417
dnviksiki
449
Responses to
471
Andrew O Fort Jivanmukti and Social Service in Advaita and Neo
489
Stuart Elkman Religious Plurality and Swami Vivekananda
505
Minoru Hara A Note on dharmasya suksmd gatih
515
Albrecht Wezler The Story of AnIMandavya as told in the Mahd
533

Rada Ivekovic The Politics of Comparative Philosophy
221
BenAmi Scharfstein The Three Philosophical Traditions
235
Responses to
297
The Vrtti
317
Johannes Bronkhorst Philosophy and Vedic Exegesis in
359
John Taber The Significance of Kumarilas Philosophy
373
Yohanan Grinshpon Experience and Observation in Traditional
557
Frank J Korom Language Belief and Experience in Bengali Folk
567
Responses to
587
Abbreviations
595
About the Contributors
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