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Introduction to the Special Theme “Ethics and Religion in East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy”

Introduction to the Special Theme “Ethics and Religion in East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy” Front. Philos. China 2017, 12(4): 511–514 DOI 10.3868/s030-006-017-0036-4 SPECIAL THEME Introduction to the Special Theme “Ethics and Religion in East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy” 1 Approaching East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy In contrast to its pre-modern interpretation in the West, still evident in early modern philosophers such as G. W. Leibniz and Christian Wolff, the conception of philosophy in Western modernity has been typically restricted and deformed in ethnocentric and ideological definitions as an intrinsically Western and occidental tradition that contradicts its own ostensibly universal aspirations. This questionable understanding of philosophy as a mythical unified self-unfolding transmission from ancient Greece to Western modernity developed in conjunction with the growth of Western colonialism and racial theorizing in th th 2 the 18 - and 19 -centuries. This narrow conceptual horizon of the possibilities of and for philosophy shaped the asymmetrical encounter between Eastern and Western discourses in which non-Western discourses are of philosophical value—if they are considered of value at all given their prevalent exclusion and marginalization—in relation to Western philosophical discourse. The previously hegemonic and mostly unchallenged (with a few notable exceptions) ethnocentric situation of philosophy is shifting. There is, in addition to movements such as critical race and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers of Philosophy in China Brill

Introduction to the Special Theme “Ethics and Religion in East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy”

Frontiers of Philosophy in China , Volume 12 (4): 4 – Jan 11, 2017

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Front. Philos. China 2017, 12(4): 511–514 DOI 10.3868/s030-006-017-0036-4 SPECIAL THEME Introduction to the Special Theme “Ethics and Religion in East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy” 1 Approaching East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy In contrast to its pre-modern interpretation in the West, still evident in early modern philosophers such as G. W. Leibniz and Christian Wolff, the conception of philosophy in Western modernity has been typically restricted and deformed in ethnocentric and ideological definitions as an intrinsically Western and occidental tradition that contradicts its own ostensibly universal aspirations. This questionable understanding of philosophy as a mythical unified self-unfolding transmission from ancient Greece to Western modernity developed in conjunction with the growth of Western colonialism and racial theorizing in th th 2 the 18 - and 19 -centuries. This narrow conceptual horizon of the possibilities of and for philosophy shaped the asymmetrical encounter between Eastern and Western discourses in which non-Western discourses are of philosophical value—if they are considered of value at all given their prevalent exclusion and marginalization—in relation to Western philosophical discourse. The previously hegemonic and mostly unchallenged (with a few notable exceptions) ethnocentric situation of philosophy is shifting. There is, in addition to movements such as critical race and

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