Do you think that the Nahua metaphysical concept of Teotl is really a form of dialectical polar monism? Is it fair to give such concepts western labels when they were developed using a different way of thinking?

(Explanations here and here.)

Yeah, the label seems to fit pretty well to me. I haven’t heard a substantive reason why it wouldn’t fit, so unless I’m missing something, the idea that this is somehow untranslatable into modern philosophical concepts sounds like sort of a dodge. Or if not a dodge, then evidence that the whole concept didn’t make a tremendous amount of sense in the first place.


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