×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics
     

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics

by Victoria S. Harrison
 

See All Formats & Editions

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods

Overview

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include:

  • What is the 'self'?
  • Is human nature inherently good or bad?
  • How is the mind related to the world?
  • How can you live an authentic life?
  • What is the fundamental nature of reality?

Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415587334
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/17/2012
Series:
Basics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Victoria S. Harrison is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. She has extensive experience of teaching Indian and Chinese philosophies at undergraduate level in both the UK and the USA and has published extensively in the subject areas of Philosophy and Religion.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews