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Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the Present (review)

Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the Present (review) might be true, if only in broad outline and with many questions left unanswered, for example just how much of each doctrine flowed through such a conduit as the Near East, what interpretations or misunderstandings accompanied these doctrines, and how the material was received and transformed by its recipients. As a work of philosophy McEvilley's study of the provenance and crossfertilization of philosophical ideas, while of value to the historian of ideas, may generate misunderstanding in the unwary reader. For example, the account of monism that Advaita Vedanta finds in the Upanisads will enlighten us about the monism of ¯ Plato, and vice versa, only if both Advaita Vedanta and Plato are talking about the ¯ same thing. But in order to ascertain whether they are talking about the same thing, we need first of all to ascertain what each is saying. Here comparisons lose their value and even mislead us, for the basis upon which we are to make the comparisons is not yet established. There is still much to discover about the vision of monism that Advaita Vedanta discerns in the Upanisads and the monism, if indeed it is mo¯ nism, that the art of Plato's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Keigo in Modern Japan: Polite Language from Meiji to the Present (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 56 (1) – Mar 1, 2006

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might be true, if only in broad outline and with many questions left unanswered, for example just how much of each doctrine flowed through such a conduit as the Near East, what interpretations or misunderstandings accompanied these doctrines, and how the material was received and transformed by its recipients. As a work of philosophy McEvilley's study of the provenance and crossfertilization of philosophical ideas, while of value to the historian of ideas, may generate misunderstanding in the unwary reader. For example, the account of monism that Advaita Vedanta finds in the Upanisads will enlighten us about the monism of ¯ Plato, and vice versa, only if both Advaita Vedanta and Plato are talking about the ¯ same thing. But in order to ascertain whether they are talking about the same thing, we need first of all to ascertain what each is saying. Here comparisons lose their value and even mislead us, for the basis upon which we are to make the comparisons is not yet established. There is still much to discover about the vision of monism that Advaita Vedanta discerns in the Upanisads and the monism, if indeed it is mo¯ nism, that the art of Plato's

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 1, 2006

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