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The Différance that Makes All the Difference: A Comparison of Derrida and Śaṅkara

The Différance that Makes All the Difference: A Comparison of Derrida and Śaṅkara Abstract: This essay compares Śaṅkara and Jacques Derrida on the issue of difference. This hermeneutical dialogue compares the two thinkers with respect to the following items: différance and nonduality; presence and trace; being and alterity; and truth, meaning, and reality. This essay intends to compare Śaṅkara and Derrida on what the latter calls différance because it is a central notion in his postmodern philosophy, whereas nondualism is stressed by the former philosopher. Therefore, this comparison engages two philosophies that move in completely different directions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Différance that Makes All the Difference: A Comparison of Derrida and Śaṅkara

Philosophy East and West , Volume 61 (2) – Apr 27, 2011

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Abstract: This essay compares Śaṅkara and Jacques Derrida on the issue of difference. This hermeneutical dialogue compares the two thinkers with respect to the following items: différance and nonduality; presence and trace; being and alterity; and truth, meaning, and reality. This essay intends to compare Śaṅkara and Derrida on what the latter calls différance because it is a central notion in his postmodern philosophy, whereas nondualism is stressed by the former philosopher. Therefore, this comparison engages two philosophies that move in completely different directions.

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 27, 2011

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