What is comparative philosophy and is it possible in the 21st Century?
The project of comparative philosophy, or East-West philosophy, is becoming generally accepted while its methods are carefully examined in light of post colonial theory. In my investigations I prefer the term global philosophy. In the remarks to follow, I will develop what I propose as the appropriate methods and perspective to be standard for contemporary discussions of global philosophy. My examples to support my argument will be drawn from the histories of Greek, Roman and European philosophy, classical Chinese philosophies in the Confucian, Daoist, Legalist and Mohist traditions, and from a variety of positions of frequently referred to under the category of Indian philosophy.