The Possibility of Comparative Philosophy Based on Xianglong Zhang’s Suggestion

Document Type : Research Paper



One of the criticisms of comparative philosophy is the incommensurability of different traditions. That is, various systems or disciplines, conceptually and methodologically different, are grown in the context of different traditions and thus making them incommensurable.  Xianglong Zhang holds that incommensurability is because of the lack of grounds for comparison. To accomplish fruitful comparisons, one ought to fully discern the points of comparison. The originality of the current paper is its attempt to draw attention to the point that comparative philosophy should be approached through an inter-paradigmatic stand. It can be attained when the researcher transcends the limits of paradigms. Inter-paradigmatic perspective along with grounds for comparison when maintained leads to effective comparison of philosophical traditions.


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