INDIAN CONTRIBUTION TO INTERCULTURAL PHILOSOPHY

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The high activity of Indian philosophers in the development of intercultural discourse is caused by several reasons, to which the inclusive nature of Indian civilization and the richness of its hermeneutical tradition belong. Ram Adhar Mall, Jonardon Ganery and Arindam Chakrabarti are the most prominent modern philosophers of Indian origin among the advocates of intercultural philosophy. The first is the President-founder of the International Society for Intercultural Philosophy, the author of a world renowned book “Intercultural Philosophy” (2000). He is the creator of “analogous hermeneutics”, based on Jain concept of anekantavada . J. Ganery is famous for “Manifesto for Re:emergent Philosophy” (2016) in which he claims the existence of multiple ways of perceiving reality, the diversity of ways of thinking. Rethinking models of understanding, Ganery appeals to Nyaya logics. A. Chakrabarti advocates “Comparative Philosophy without Borders” (2016). These are major texts of the post-colonial era, characterized by the movement for the liberation from intellectual dependence by applying an intercultural method of philosophizing.


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M T Stepanyants

Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences

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доктор философских наук, профессор, заслуженный деятель науки РФ, главный научный сотрудник сектора восточных философий Института философии РАН

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  3. Stepanyants M. Ram Adhar Mall’ s “Cognitive Modesty”. VOX. 2018; (24).
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  7. Chakrabarti A., Weber R. (eds.). Comparative Philosophy without Borders. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

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