Fifty Eastern Thinkers

Fifty Eastern Thinkers

by Diane Collinson, Kathryn Plant, Robert Wilkinson
     
 

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Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and

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Close analysis of the work of fifty major thinkers in the field of Eastern philosophy make this an excellent introduction to a fascinating area of study. The authors have drawn together thinkers from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Confucius to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama. Introductions to major traditions and a glossary of key philosophical terms make this a comprehensive and accessible reference resource.

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An introduction and reference to religion and philosophy from eastern and western Asia produced by Collinson, who has written philosophical biography before, and Open University philosophy scholars Kathryn Plant and Robert Wilkinson. They profile thinkers ranging from founder figures such as Zoroaster, Confucius, and Muhammad through modern figures such as Mao Zedong, Nishitani, and Ghandhi. The entries include primary and secondary bibliographies and cross-references. A general glossary does not indicate pronunciation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415202848
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,467,422
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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