The work we endorse will frequently attempt to (re)construct, in contemporary terminology, the argumentation of a pre-modern Asian text or passage. Such endeavors will often seek to locate alternative ways of looking at age-old problems and reveal the assumptions hidden within a particular idea or method.
In history, works of comparative philosophy have sometimes exhibited more about the unconscious assumptions of the explicators than they have about the views they sought to explicate. We acknowledge this fact and its demand for humility. Yet we side with Wilhelm Halbfass who poignantly said, “The dialogic situation is still open” (India and Europe: An Essay in Understanding, SUNY, 1988).