Asian Philosophies

Asian Philosophies

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For undergraduate-level introductory courses in Asian Philosophy and Asian Religion.This text carefully introduces and analyzes the views and the arguments of the major Asian philosophical and religious traditions. It provides the different ways in which fundamental philosophical questions have been considered in Asia, and the basic ideas and values that enable us to understand the life and culture of the people who inhabit Asia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 361 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 20.3mm | 453.6g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130923850
  • 9780130923851

Table of contents

Introduction. I. INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES. 1. Historical Perspectives. 2. Vedas and Upanishads. 3. The Jain Vision. 4. Society and the Individual. 5. Self and the World: Samkhya-Yoga. 6. Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika. 7. Self and Reality: Mimamsa and Vedanta. 8. Theistic Developments. 9. Islam. 10. Continuing Tradition. II. BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHIES. 11. Historical Perspectives. 12. The Life and Teachings of the Buddha. 13. Interdependent Arising. 14. Sarvastivada. 15. Perfection of Wisdom. 16. Madhyamaka: The Middle Way Tradition. 17. Yogacara. 18. Buddhism in Japan: Zen. III. CHINESE PHILOSOPHIES. 19. Historical Perspectives. 20. Confucianism. 21. Taoism: The Natural Way of Freedom. 22. Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony. 23. Recent Chinese Philosophical Thought. Glossary. Pronunciation Guide. Index.show more

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"The author not only loves his field, he obviously cares very much that students have access to this information in a way conducive to their learning the material. The book is eminently 'teachable' and 'learnable'...There's nothing else like Asian Philosophies on the market, and it's the book 'anyone who is anyone' recommends..." -- E.R. Klein, Flagler Collegeshow more

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