The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics

Edited by Ming Xie

© 2014

Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world. Editor Ming Xie and writers from eight countries on five continents not only lay out the importance of critical hermeneutics to intercultural understanding but also probe the conditions under which a hermeneutics that is both intercultural and critical can be possible.

            The contributors examine and define critical intercultural hermeneutics as an emerging field from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including phenomenology, critical theory, sociology, object-oriented ontology, and pragmatism. The essays combine philosophical argumentation with historical and intellectual inquiry. Together, the contributors to The Agon of Interpretations demonstrate the value of critical intercultural hermeneutics for enabling intercultural communication, engagement, and understanding.

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Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world.

The Agon of Interpretations: Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics

Edited by Ming Xie

© 2014

Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world. Editor Ming Xie and writers from eight countries on five continents not only lay out the importance of critical hermeneutics to intercultural understanding but also probe the conditions under which a hermeneutics that is both intercultural and critical can be possible.

            The contributors examine and define critical intercultural hermeneutics as an emerging field from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including phenomenology, critical theory, sociology, object-oriented ontology, and pragmatism. The essays combine philosophical argumentation with historical and intellectual inquiry. Together, the contributors to The Agon of Interpretations demonstrate the value of critical intercultural hermeneutics for enabling intercultural communication, engagement, and understanding.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.1in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Ming Xie is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Ming Xie (University of Toronto, English) – Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics

    Part I: Resources of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

    1. Ian Angus (Simon Fraser University, Humanities) – The Inter-Cultural Horizon of Contemporary Understanding

    2. Jean Grondin (Université de Montréal, Philosophy) – Do Gadamer and Ricoeur Have the Same Understanding of Hermeneutics?

    3. Suzi Adams (Flinders University, Sociology) – The Commonality of the World and the Intercultural Element: Meaning, Culture and Chora

    4. Bernhard Waldenfels (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Philosophy) – Comparing the Incomparable: Crossing Intercultural Borders

    5. R. Radhakrishnan (University of California, Irvine, English and Comparative Literature) – World, Home, and Hermeneutic Phenomenology

    Part II: Intercultural Complications and Problematics

    6. Graham Harman (American University in Cairo, Philosophy) – Objects and Orientalism

    7. Zhang Longxi (City University of Hong Kong, Comparative Literature and Translation) – Understanding, Misunderstanding, and the Critical Function of Hermeneutics in Cross-Cultural Studies

    8. Hans-Georg Moeller (University of College Cork, Philosophy) – Universal Values or Cultural Differences: A Pointless Question

    9. David B. Wong (Duke University, Philosophy) – Reconciling the Tension between Similarity and Difference in Critical Hermeneutics

    Part III: Expanding Horizons: Empathy, Dialogue, Critique, Wisdom

    10. Mihai I. Spariosu (University of Georgia, Distinguished Research Professor) – Some Observations on the Prospects of Intercultural Hermeneutics in a Global Framework

    11. Lawrence K. Schmidt (Hendrix College, Philosophy) – Intercultural Understanding in Philosophical Hermeneutics

    12. Richard Shusterman (Florida Atlantic University, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Philosophy) and Wojciech Malecki (Wroclaw University, Polish Philology) – Making Sense of Critical Hermeneutics: Pragmatist Reflections

    13. Lorenzo C. Simpson (State University of New York, Philosophy) – Critical Interventions: Towards a Hermeneutical Rejoinder

    14. Hans-Herbert Kögler (University of North Florida, Philosophy) – Empathy, Dialogue, Critique: How Should We Understand (Inter-)Cultural Violence?

    Ming Xie – Afterword: Contesting the Real

    List of Contributors

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