Essay | On the Colloquy of European and East Asian Thinking

Ivo De Gennaro‘s essay “The Way We Speak” offers some preparatory considerations on the colloquy of European and East Asian thinking. Its main textual reference is Heidegger‘s colloquy “Aus einem Gespräch von der Sprache. Zwischen einem Japaner und einem Fragenden” from Unterwegs zur Sprache.

The text will appear, in a slightly modified version, in the volume  China Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century (Brill, 2016), edited by H.-C. Günther.

Left: old writing of the Chinese word duìhuà, usually translated with “dialogue”.

De Gennaro — The Way We Speak