Asian Philosophies / Edition 5

Asian Philosophies / Edition 5

by John M. Koller
     
 

This book offers a sympathetic examination of major Asian philosophical and religious traditions, including Vedic thought, the Jain vision, Samkhya, the Vendata, Indian theism, Islam, Buddhism, Madhyamaka, Zen, Confucianism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and contemporary thought. A glossary and pronunciation guide is included. Maps, diagrams, and other b&w illustrations… See more details below

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This book offers a sympathetic examination of major Asian philosophical and religious traditions, including Vedic thought, the Jain vision, Samkhya, the Vendata, Indian theism, Islam, Buddhism, Madhyamaka, Zen, Confucianism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and contemporary thought. A glossary and pronunciation guide is included. Maps, diagrams, and other b&w illustrations are featured. Koller teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131951839
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/07/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. IIndian Philosophies
Ch. 1Dominant Features of Indian Philosophy3
Ch. 2Historical Survey of Indian Philosophy9
Ch. 3Vedas and Upanishads14
Ch. 4The Jain Vision27
Ch. 5Society and the Individual41
Ch. 6Self and the World: Samkhya-Yoga49
Ch. 7Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika61
Ch. 8Reality and Self: Vedanta72
Ch. 9Theistic Developments: Vishnu, Shiva, and Kali86
Ch. 10Islamic Thought92
Ch. 11The Continuing Tradition108
Pt. IIBuddhist Philosophies
Ch. 12Historical Perspectives121
Ch. 13The Life and Teachings of the Buddha133
Ch. 14Interdependent Arising151
Ch. 15Sarvastivada166
Ch. 16Madhyamaka: The Middle Way Tradition178
Ch. 17Yogacara195
Ch. 18Buddhism in Japan: Zen208
Pt. IIIChinese Philosophies
Ch. 19Basic Characteristics of Chinese Philosophies237
Ch. 20Historical Perspectives241
Ch. 21Confucianism252
Ch. 22Taoism: The Natural Way of Freedom268
Ch. 23Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony285
Ch. 24Recent Chinese Thought304
Glossary322
Pronunciation Guide327
Index331

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