Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Philosophy Criticism

The Agon of Interpretations

Towards a Critical Intercultural Hermeneutics

by (author) Ming Xie

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Criticism, Phenomenology, General, General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2014
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Agon of Interpretations explores the challenges and possibilities of critical intercultural hermeneutics in a globalized world. Editor Ming Xie and writers from eight countries on five continents not only lay out the importance of critical hermeneutics to intercultural understanding but also probe the conditions under which a hermeneutics that is both intercultural and critical can be possible.

            The contributors examine and define critical intercultural hermeneutics as an emerging field from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives, including phenomenology, critical theory, sociology, object-oriented ontology, and pragmatism. The essays combine philosophical argumentation with historical and intellectual inquiry. Together, the contributors to The Agon of Interpretations demonstrate the value of critical intercultural hermeneutics for enabling intercultural communication, engagement, and understanding.

About the author

Ming Xie is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto.

Ming Xie's profile page