• Zen Hermeneutics via Heideggerian and Derridean Detours
    Philosophy and Culture 30 (3): 79-96. 2003.
    This essay explores Zen hermeneutics by locating gong'an episodes at the juncture of Zen Buddhism, Heideggerian ontological hermeneutics, and Derridean deconstructive hermeneutics. Employing Heidegger's understanding of truth as aletheia and the Derridean deconstruction of the subject oriented metaphysical mode of thinking, this essay aims to shed light on the special function that hermeneutics plays in our understanding of philosophy's and philosophers' relation to truth and meaning and show ho…Read more