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East and West: Fusion of Horizons [Paperback]

Kwang-Sae Lee
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November 25, 2005 1931907331 978-1931907330
In East and West: Fusion of Horizons, Kwang-Sae Lee seeks to find and develop themes of mutual resonance in Eastern and Western thoughts, trying to interpret across boundaries of culture and age. The book discusses some general ¡§methodological problems¡¨ pertaining to the ¡§Meeting of East and West,¡¨ Confucianism and Kantian moral philosophy, Heidegger, Wittgenstein and Eastern thought, and outstanding themes such as social practice theory, holistic individualism and pluralism. It also examines Eastern thought (Confucianism and Taoism in particular) and pragmatism (Rorty in particular). The last part introduces Korean philosophy and some important Korean philosophers. Lee believes that there is vital need for reassessing the eminent relevance of revitalized East Asian culture(s) to the contemporary world. It is with this conviction that he has written this important and timely book.

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Kwang-Sae Lee is Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University. He holds a PhD from Yale University. Lee was interested mainly in analytic philosophy, philosophy of science, Kant, and the history of Western philosophy. His focus has gradually but ineluctably shifted to world philosophy. He has co-authored Cultures of East and West and penned many papers mainly on Kant and world philosophy. Lee lives in Kent, Ohio, with his wife.

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  • Paperback: 522 pages
  • Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books (November 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931907331
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931907330
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,504,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Kwang-Sae Lee is a God amonst amoeba March 21, 2011
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If you don't own this book, you are missing out on some of the best East/West comparative literature on key 20th century figures like Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Rorty. Covers a huge swath of both traditions. Buy it, make your students buy it, and make their students buy it.
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