How do we understand the sciences and discourses about them? Aspects of philosophical dialogue are highlighted and considered in ways that reveal distinct domains of enquiry relating to culture, science and mathematics. This analysis serves to contextualize the nature and content of the papers selected for the collection.
This essay explores the possibility of dialogue between creative skepsis and Śaṃkara’s Advaita Vedānta based on a phenomenology of the structure and dynamics of both traditions. Externally, the essay shows how critical reflection on Śaṃkara/West comparative philosophy may culminate in standpoints of creative skepsis. Internally, the essay indicates how both traditions “resonate” as living “via negativas” that involve disciplines of enquiry within the practical context of a way of life.