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Wilhelm Halbfass, thinker and Indologist, is a devoted player within the discussion among India and Europe, whose reflections at the Indian culture and its Western belief are followed by means of mirrored image on and demanding exam of the Western culture. during this leading edge mix of Indological learn and philosophical-hermeneutical study within the historical past of principles, he demonstrates a function extra bold and a scope wider than Edward Said's who built the Western examine of the so-called Orient as an try and deprive it of its identification and sovereignty, and who perceived the pursuit of Oriental experiences in Western universities to be an extension of a essentially political will to energy and domination. with out denying the domination of the discussion among India and Europe by way of the West, Halbfass is going past that to teach a distinct approach of imminent Indian inspiration; he strives to set up the presuppositions and stipulations that will make a real discussion and mutual knowing among Indian and Western highbrow cultures attainable. The papers within the current quantity originate from twenty-three students of Indology, philosophy, non secular experiences, comparative theology, classics, folkloristics and political thought, operating in 11 international locations unfold over 3 continents. They tackle relevant problems with Halbfass' paintings; his serious responses to them begin with an intensive essay within which he assesses in a masterly demeanour the country of Indian reports virtually two decades after the ebook of Said's Orientalismz.

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15 struction of India" (using the terminology of Ronald Inden) - it certainly does not offer a genuine alternative to the European and Eurocentric approach. 11 Looking back at the vast phenomenon of the "Orientalism debate," he finds himself "superseded" as an author, and the book appears to him as a "collective work" (Said 1994, p. 330) which has taken on a life of its own. 12 Apart from his vitriolic outbursts against Bernard Lewis, the self-appointed "spokesman for the guild of Orientalists" (p.

And which were obligatory in those days to get a work of this type published are by no means characteristic of the work in general, nor of the preface by Galland. Among the readers and users of the Bihliothfcque Orientale^ we find Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), widely recognized as Germany's greatest poet and one of the more universal figures in the history of "world literature" (Goethe's very own concept:n Weltliteratur"). In his West-östlicher Divan (1819; revised and enlarged, 1827), Goethe presented his poetic vision of a meeting and dialogue between "Occident" and "Orient/ Europe and the world of Islam.

Das Christentum im Urteil seiner • Gegner. Vol 1. Wiesbaden: Limes, pp. 24-34. MONOGRAPHS AND SELECTED ARTICLES XXXIII 1968 Descartes' Frage nach der Existenz der Welt: Untersuchungen über die cartesianische Denkpraxis und Metaphysik. Meisenheim am Glan: A. Hain. Bemerkungen zur altindischen Staatstheorie. ), Bharati - Festschrift zum 18. Jahrestag der Indischen Republik. Clausthal: Technische Hochschule Clausthal, pp. 19-24. Indian and Western Philosophy: Preliminary Remarks on a Method of Comparison.

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