Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship

Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship : On the Western Interpretation of the Nagarjuna

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This study in cross-cultural hermeneutics examines the role that modern, Western philosophy has played in the interpretation of Nagarjuna's Madhyamikakarika, a second-century Indian-Buddhist text. Tuck locates a structure of distinct phases or "styles" in modern, philosophical history. These phases, Tuck shows, exhibit discontinuous interpretive biases, as well as continuity of hermeneutic intention. Discovering in each philosophical era a chaacteristic attitude towards the text--whether privilege, objectivity, or neutrality--Tuck argues that the continual reinterpretation of earlier scholarly readings is in fact at the core of fruitful hermeneutic pursuit.show more

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  • Hardback | 137 pages
  • 144.78 x 213.36 x 22.86mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019506156X
  • 9780195061567

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