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An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy

A Travel Guide to Philosophical Space


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction: Philosophical Space

    1. Walter Benesch
      Pages 1-5
    2. Walter Benesch
      Pages 6-15
    3. Walter Benesch
      Pages 16-32
  3. The Object Dimension of Philosophical Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Walter Benesch
      Pages 35-47
    3. Walter Benesch
      Pages 88-106
  4. The Subject Dimension of Philosophical Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Walter Benesch
      Pages 130-149
  5. The Situational Dimension of Philosophical Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Walter Benesch
      Pages 153-173
  6. The Aspect/Perspective Dimension of Philosophical Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Walter Benesch
      Pages 197-201
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 202-229

About this book


This original and accessible text is more than an introduction to comparative philosophy in the East and West. It is also a guide to 'philosophizing' as a thinking process. In addition to outlining the presuppositions of different traditions, it discusses their methods and techniques for reasoning in what the author calls four dimensions of 'philosophical space': object, subject, the situational and the aspective/perspective dimension.


Aristotle knowledge object philosophy reason subject

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlaskaFairbanksUSA

About the authors

WALTER BENESCH is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He has presented papers on comparative logic and philosophy in Taiwan, Europe and the US and has published articles and papers on comparative philosophy and logics in the US, Europe, Taiwan and Japan.

Bibliographic information


'An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy is eminently readable. The style of writing is economical and clear. It will be informative and valuable to anyone interested in comparative philosophy' - Kwang-Sae Lee, Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University