Vanishing Into Things

2015.06.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Barry Allen, Vanishing Into Things, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674335912. Reviewed by
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2015.06.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Barry Allen, Vanishing Into Things, Harvard University Press, 2015, 289pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780674335912. Reviewed by Henry Rosemont, Jr., Brown University Western scholarship on Chinese philosophy has been broadening and deepening for several decades now, and is beginning to be taken seriously in many of the philosophy departments in the United States. The major reason for this interest is not simply China's rise to economic power -- much of the scholarship preceded it -- but because it became increasingly apparent to many comparative philosophers that earlier translators and interpreters of the classical Chinese texts were employing a specific vocabulary of Western philosophical terms when translating the Chinese, which of course meant that the early masters were not able to speak in their own voices, and worse, made them appear not very sophisticated as philosophers compared to their Western. . .

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