But Not Philosophy : Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought
Gathered in this one volume, But Not Philosophy provides useful and thought-provoking introductions to seven major "schools" of non-Western thought: Mesopotamian, ancient African, Hindu, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and North American Indian. Anastaplo studies ancient literary epics and legal codes and examines religious traditions and systems of thought, providing detailed references to authoritative histories and commentators.
- Paperback | 472 pages
- 147.3 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
- 01 Feb 2002
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
This is a unique book that deserves a wide readership among students of religion and of philosophy... I believe it will be of enormous usefulness both to beginning students and to mature scholars: it will help all searchers for the truth attain a clearer view of the intellectual depths in the non-Western traditions, and of their continued challenges to us. -- Kenneth Hart Green, University of Toronto George Anastaplo is America's hidden intellectual treasure. Few know so much about so many things, and nobody knows as much about the intellectual traditions of the world as he does. This book is a triumph of intelligence, taste, and common sense... It is simply the best current introduction to non-Western thinking. -- Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University There is in this book an alert intelligence at work, asking questions, suggesting (sometimes surprising) hypotheses, and always bringing the texts examined back to the measure of Greek notions of nature. Also admirable are the boldness of inquiry and a serious effort to understand ancient thought. -- William H. McNeill, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago, and author of The Rise of the West.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Mesopotamian Thought: The Gilgamesh Epic Chapter 2 "Ancient" African (including Egyptian) Thought Chapter 3 Hindu Thought: The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Confucian Thought: The Analects Chapter 5 Buddhist Thought Chapter 6 Islamic Thought: The Koran Chapter 7 North American Indian Thought Chapter 8 Appendices: On Beginnings Chapter 9 Appendices: On the Human Soul, Nature, and the Moral Virtues Chapter 10 Appendices: On the Use, Neglect, and Abuse of Veils: The Parliaments of the World's Religions
About George Anastaplo
George Anastaplo, author of numerous books, teaches at the University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Dominican University.