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Beyond orientalism : essays on cross-cultural encounter, Fred Dallmayr

Beyond orientalism : essays on cross-cultural encounter
Beyond orientalism
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essays on cross-cultural encounter
Statement of responsibility
Fred Dallmayr
  • Beyond Orientalism explores the confluence of contemporary Western (especially Continental) philosophy, with its focus on otherness and difference, and the ongoing process of globalization or the emergence of the "global village." The basic question raised in the book is: What will be the prevailing life-form or discourse of the global village? Will it be the discourse of Western science, industry, and metaphysics which, under the banner of modernization and development, seeks to homogenize the world in its image? In Said's work, this strategy was labeled "Orientalism." Or will it be possible to move "beyond Orientalism" in the direction neither of global uniformity nor radical fragmentation?
  • After discussing the broad range of possible "modes of cross-cultural encounter" in a historical perspective, the book develops as a preferred option the notion of a deconstructive dialogue or a "hermeneutics of difference" which respects otherness beyond assimilation. This hermeneutics is illustrated in chapters examining several bridge-builders between cultures, primarily the Indian philosophers Radhakrishnan and J.L. Mehta and the Indologist Halbfass. The remaining chapters are devoted to more concrete social-political problems, including issues of modernization, multiculturalism, and the prospects of a globalized democracy which bids farewell to Orientalism and Eurocentrism
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Government publication
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index present
LC call number
LC item number
D35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Beyond orientalism : essays on cross-cultural encounter, Fred Dallmayr
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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I. Modes of Cross-Cultural Encounter: Reflections on 1492 -- II. Gadamer, Derrida, and the Hermeneutics of Difference -- III. Radhakrishnan on Being and Existence -- IV. Heidegger, Bhakti, and Vedanta: A Tribute to J. L. Mehta -- V. Exit from Orientalism: Comments on Halbfass -- VI. Western Thought and Indian Thought: Some Comparative Steps -- VII. Modernization and Postmodernization: Whither India? -- VIII. Sunyata East and West: Emptiness and Global Democracy -- IX. Democracy and Multiculturalism
Control code
p. cm
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
System control number
  • 33217006570346
  • (OCoLC)34476806

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