Introducing Confluence: A Thematic Essay

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M. Kirloskar-Steinbach
Geeta Ramana
J. Maffie


 In the following thematic introduction, we seek to situate Confluence within the field of comparative philosophy and substantiate why we deem a new publication necessary. For this purpose, we reconstruct the salient stages in the development of comparative philosophy in Section I, and then proceed to expound the rationale underlying Confluence in Section II. Our reconstruction of these stages pursues an exploratory rather than a documentary approach.

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Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Ramana, G., & Maffie, J. (2016). Introducing Confluence: A Thematic Essay. Confluence: Journal of World Philosophies, 1. Retrieved from