Asian Philosophies / Edition 4

Asian Philosophies / Edition 4

by John M. Koller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130923850

ISBN-13: 9780130923851

Pub. Date: 06/29/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This book carefully introduces and analyzes the basic philosophical ideas, theories, and arguments of the most important philosophers of China, Japan, and India–from ancient times to the present. It provides insights into the different ways in which fundamental philosophical questions have been considered in Asia, and the basic

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This book carefully introduces and analyzes the basic philosophical ideas, theories, and arguments of the most important philosophers of China, Japan, and India–from ancient times to the present. It provides insights into 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 it. Three-part coverage looks at the historical perspectives–and much more–of Indian, Buddhist, and Chinese philosophies. For individuals interested in Asian philosophy and theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130923851
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/29/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.68(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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