Phenomenology and Intercultural Understanding

Toward a New Cultural Flesh

  • Kwok-Ying Lau

Part of the Contributions To Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 87)

About this book


This book approaches the topic of intercultural understanding in philosophy from a phenomenological perspective. It provides a bridge between Western and Eastern philosophy through in-depth discussion of concepts and doctrines of phenomenology and ancient and contemporary Chinese philosophy. Phenomenological readings of Daoist and Buddhist philosophies are provided: the reader will find a study of theoretical and methodological issues and innovative readings of traditional Chinese and Indian philosophies from the phenomenological perspective. The author uses a descriptive rigor to avoid cultural prejudices and provides a non-Eurocentric conception and practice of philosophy. Through this East-West comparative study, a compelling criticism of a Eurocentric conception of philosophy emerges. New concepts and methods in intercultural philosophy are proposed through these chapters.  Researchers, teachers, post-graduates and students of philosophy will all find this work intriguing, and those with an interest in non-Western philosophy or phenomenology will find it particularly engaging.


Cultural Flesh Intercultural Understanding in Philosophy Lateral Universal Non-Eurocentric Conception of Philosophy Non-Western Philosophy Phenomenological Method to Intercultural Understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • Kwok-Ying Lau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44762-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44764-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1915
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