Comparative Philosophy without Borders

2016.07.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arindam Chakrabarti and Ralph Weber (eds.), Comparative Philosophy without Borders, Bloomsbury, 2016, 246pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.07.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Arindam Chakrabarti and Ralph Weber (eds.), Comparative Philosophy without Borders, Bloomsbury, 2016, 246pp., $112.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781472576255. Reviewed by Saranindranath Tagore, National University of Singapore In their Introduction and Afterword, Arindam Chakrabarti and Ralph Weber present a position according to which the idea of comparative philosophy motivates a compelling meta-thesis. In the closing pages of their masterfully articulated afterword, the idea is communicated through a quotation from Gayatri Spivak: Perhaps it may be said that our lesson of learning equivalence, practicing equivalence, indexing a small epistemic change or shift, may come to facilitate a world where comparison in extremis will no longer be required. (pp.237-238). Spivak's point is that once epistemic equivalence is achieved across the regions of comparison the ladder of comparative philosophy can be removed. In other. . .

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