Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy

Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy : Essays in Honor of Hwa Yol Jung

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Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy explores new forms of philosophizing in the age of globalization by challenging the conventional border between the East and the West, as well as the traditional boundaries among different academic disciplines. This rich investigation demonstrates the importance of cross-cultural thinking in our reading of philosophical texts and explores how cross-cultural thinking transforms our understanding of the traditional philosophical paradigm.
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  • Hardback | 396 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 703.06g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739122665
  • 9780739122662

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Rethinking Philosophy in a Time of Globalization Part 2 Part One. Thinking Others: In the Age of Globalization Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Transversality and Public Philosophy in the Age of Globalization Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Finitude and Its Horizons: For Hwa Yol Jung Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Comparative Philosophy and Politics of Otherness Chapter 6 Chapter 4. From Crisis to Renovation: Hwa Yol Jung's Contribution to Political Theory Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Phenomenology as an Idea of Bridging Cultural Divide Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Hwa Yol Jung's Phenomenology of Asian Philosophy Part 9 Part Two. New Horizons in Political Theory: East and West Chapter 10 Chapter 7. Heaven and Man: from a Cross-Cultural Perspective Chapter 11 Chapter 8. Neo-Confucian Political Philosophy: The Cheng Brothers versus Contemporary Political Liberals Chapter 12 Chapter 9. Reconsidering Wang Yangming's Theory of the "Unity of Knowledge and Action" Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Schutzian Phenomenology and the Everyday Lifeworld: A Bakhtinian Critique Chapter 14 Chapter 11. Engaging Hwa Yol Jung's Political Theory of Transversality: from the Standpoint of Mestizaje Chapter 15 Chapter 12. Political Theory, Critical Ecology, and Merleau-Ponty's Path to and from the "Site of Ontological Constitution" Part 16 Part Three. Diasporic Imagination: From Ecology to Gender Politics Chapter 17 Chapter 13. The Confluence of Hwa Yol Jung's Ethics and North American Environmental Literature Chapter 18 Chapter 14. The Clash of Cultural Identities: Bernard-Marie Koltes' Black Battles with Dogs Chapter 19 Chapter 15. King Lear and the Ethics of Encounter Chapter 20 Chapter 16. Dorothy Wordsworth and a Poetics of Caring Chapter 21 Chapter 17. Vico's Arborescence 22 Selected Bibliography of Hwa Yol Jung's Works in English
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Hwa-Yol Jung, although he has spent his entire professional career in the United States, is well-known and esteemed by many in his native Korea. With this extraordinary volume in his honor, including essays by distinguished intellectuals from several disciplines, American readers will be able at once to become more aware of his own seminal contributions to so many cutting-edge areas of current concern-globalization, ecology, East/West comparative philosophy, contemporary literature, and much more-and to absorb many new and original insights in these same areas. This is one of the most appealing and successful books of tribute to an author that I have ever read. -- William L. McBride, Purdue University An amazing set of major Asian and Western thinkers-moved by Hwa Yol Jung's long, broad, and original thinking in politics and beyond-impressively address many positive and negative aspects of the emerging inter-national, inter-cultural, gender-sensitive, and ecologically concerned world of globalization. -- Lester Embree, Florida Altantic University Hwa Yol Jung's creative term 'glocalization,' which refuses to separate the global from the local and roots the global in the local, reflects a mode of philosophizing typical of the many intriguing essays in this book, which resist neat distinctions, seek to include the valid insights of conflicting perspectives, and strive to recover whatever might have been dismissed or facilely forgotten, including other persons, cultures, and philosophies. The contributors' diverse backgrounds reflect the rich dimensions of Jung's own intellectual life, encompassing comparative philosophy, literature, and religion; ecology, linguistics, cultural anthropology, and political theory; phenomenology in all its varieties; and the East-West dialogue-a richness that will inspire readers to cross boundaries of their own. -- Michael Barber, St. Louis University, Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy is an ambitious volume that should be given credit for the reminder of why a new mode of thinking and doing philosophy is necessary in this globalized world of multiculturalism. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy
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About Jin Y. Park

Jin Y. Park is associate professor of philosophy and religion at American University. She is the author ofBuddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics and editor of Buddhisms and Deconstructions and Makers of Modern Korean Buddhism.
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