1 Department of the History of Ideas, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University
English Title: Chuang Tzu as an inspiration for reflections on the relation between existential cultivation and inter-subjectivity Abstract in English: This article presents a reflection on how an interpretator's "homeontology" might color the interpretation of a given text, in casu the Inner Chapters of Chuang Tzu. More specifically will the article present some ideas of how "Buddhist-like" and "Martin Buber-like" interpretations of the Inner Chapters, will emphasize different aspect of the Inner Chapters, because of the different "home-ontologies" into which the ideas of Master Chuang are "translated". The article consists of three parts. The first part raises two questions regarding some differences between Jonathan Herman's Martin Buber inspired interpretation and Robert Allinson's Ch'an inspired interpretation of the Inner Chapters. These two questions are: how can we understand the realization of existential insight, and how we can relate the idea of inter-subjectivity to such a realization of existential insight? The second part of the paper present an analysis of some passages in the Inner Chapters in light of these two questions. This is done with the intention to prepare the ground for part three, which examines how we can expect Buddhist-like and Buber-like answers to these two questions to interact onto-dialogically with interpretations of the Inner Chapters.
Topos and Tropos, , Córdoba, Argentina, (http://www.toposytropos.com.ar), 2010