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Epistemological Problems of the Comparative Humanities

A Semiotic/Chinese Perspective

Youzheng Li

The current humanities require a new, interdisciplinary epistemological theory. The interdisciplinary should include the intercultural and so promote a more comprehensive perspective. The book discusses some basic problems of different disciplines and various cultural areas, focusing on Western-Chinese theoretical dialogues. The ethical implication of interdisciplinary-intercultural comparative studies is stressed in order to indicate the necessary relevance of the humanities to reality.
Contents: The new theoretical direction of the humanities should not be guided by any philosophy-centrism - The interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective provides the new methodological possibilities in reorganizing the humanities of mankind.