Learning from Asian Philosophy / Edition 1

Learning from Asian Philosophy / Edition 1

by Joel J. J. Kupperman, Joel J. Kupperman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 019512832X

ISBN-13: 9780195128321

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In an attempt to bridge the vast divide between classical Asian thought and contemporary Western philosophy, Joel J. Kupperman finds that the two traditions do not, by and large, supply different answers to the same questions. Rather, each tradition is searching for answers to their own set of questions—mapping out distinct philosophical investigations.

In

Overview

In an attempt to bridge the vast divide between classical Asian thought and contemporary Western philosophy, Joel J. Kupperman finds that the two traditions do not, by and large, supply different answers to the same questions. Rather, each tradition is searching for answers to their own set of questions—mapping out distinct philosophical investigations.

In this groundbreaking book, Kupperman argues that the foundational Indian and Chinese texts include lines of thought that can enrich current philosophical practice, and in some cases provide uniquely sophisticated insights. Special attention is given to the ethical issues of formation and fluidity of self, the nature and possibilities of choice, the compartmentalization of life implicit in some ethical systems, the variations of ethical demands from person to person, and the nature of philosophy itself as a communicative activity. This study will provide a wealth of information for philosophers seeking a closer knowledge of Asian philosophy and general readers with an interest in Eastern thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128321
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >