<i>Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: Two Intellectual Profiles</i> by Shuhong Zheng (review)

Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: Two Intellectual Profiles by Shuhong Zheng (review) BOOK REVIEW Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: Two Intellectual Profiles. By Shuhong Zheng. Leuven: Peeters. 2016. Pp. 364. €84, ISBN 978-90-429-3213-5. Reviewed by Catherine Hudak Klancer Boston University chudak@bu.edu Shuhong Zheng’s scrupulously researched book succeeds in putting two men from different cultures into fruitful and relevant conversation with each other. Comparative studies have many minefields to avoid, and Zheng navigates her way around them with her circumscribed methodology. Rather than comparing Christianity and Confucianism, and hence putting herself at risk for making unsustainable claims about either of these complex traditions, she concentrates on specific elements of the thought of two individuals, Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: their shared focus on the power of the human intellect, and their work as commentators and speculative philosophers. In engaging their particularities, she produces a rigorous study that digs deeply into their work, and brings forth the complexity of her project as a whole, in which, as she puts it, “it is almost impossible to keep the differences and the similarities apart, because the apparent similarities between the two thinkers are often underpinned by a fundamental divergence, and an essential agreement is sometimes seen underneath a seemingly radical contrast” (p. 233). Her task http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

<i>Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: Two Intellectual Profiles</i> by Shuhong Zheng (review)

Philosophy East and West, Volume 68 (2) – Apr 10, 2018

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/i-zhu-xi-and-meister-eckhart-two-intellectual-profiles-i-by-shuhong-RyLwLz0pf0
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1529-1898

Abstract

BOOK REVIEW Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: Two Intellectual Profiles. By Shuhong Zheng. Leuven: Peeters. 2016. Pp. 364. €84, ISBN 978-90-429-3213-5. Reviewed by Catherine Hudak Klancer Boston University chudak@bu.edu Shuhong Zheng’s scrupulously researched book succeeds in putting two men from different cultures into fruitful and relevant conversation with each other. Comparative studies have many minefields to avoid, and Zheng navigates her way around them with her circumscribed methodology. Rather than comparing Christianity and Confucianism, and hence putting herself at risk for making unsustainable claims about either of these complex traditions, she concentrates on specific elements of the thought of two individuals, Zhu Xi and Meister Eckhart: their shared focus on the power of the human intellect, and their work as commentators and speculative philosophers. In engaging their particularities, she produces a rigorous study that digs deeply into their work, and brings forth the complexity of her project as a whole, in which, as she puts it, “it is almost impossible to keep the differences and the similarities apart, because the apparent similarities between the two thinkers are often underpinned by a fundamental divergence, and an essential agreement is sometimes seen underneath a seemingly radical contrast” (p. 233). Her task

Journal

Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 10, 2018

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off