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Searle, Zhuang Zi, And Transcendental Perspectivism

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This chapter shows how Searle's thought on aspectuality of intentionality and his critique of subjective perspectivism, on the one hand, and Zhaung Zi's relevant insights concerning how to look at seemingly competing points of view, on the other hand, can make their joint contribution to a kind of objective perspectivism, which the author calls 'transcendental perspectivism', a meta-philosophical methodological framework of how to look at seemingly competing perspectives towards an object of study for the purpose of constructive engagement to be explained. The first part spells out some significant implications of Searle's relevant ideas and argues that they point to a kind of objective perspectivism. The second part presents an interpretation of Zhuang Zi's ontologico-methodological strategy of how to treat different or seemingly competing points of view. The third part explains how framework can enrich and strengthen itself by resorting to Searle's and Zhaung Zi's relevant insights, views and resources.

Keywords: aspectuality of intentionality; meta-philosophical methodological framework; ontologico-methodological strategy; Searle's thought; transcendental perspectivism; Zhuang Zi



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