Introduction

In Knowers and Knowledge in East-West Philosophy: Epistemology Extended. Springer Nature. pp. 1-14 (2021)
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The introduction sets out how the chapters in the volume draw on Eastern and Western philosophical traditions to enrich and diversify our present conceptions of knowledge. Three meanings of extension are employed across the volume’s chapters. First, the chapters challenge prevailing conceptions of knowledge in Western epistemology. Second, they propose that to have knowledge is not only to have ideas cogitating in the mind, but also to perceive, feel, act and respond by engaging mind and body in specific environments. Third, the chapters evoke scenarios to challenge Western epistemology’s predominantly theoretically bound conceptions of knowledge.

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