Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy / Edition 1

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Based on papers presented at four philosophy, Asian studies, and religion conferences held between December 1985 and November 1986. Seventeen essays on oriental thought that relates to the modern ecology movement. The contributors, not identified except by name, are mostly westerners. No bibliography. Paperback edition ($12.95) not seen. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887069512
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1989
  • Series: Suny Series in Philosophy and Biology
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 335
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents


Eugene C. Hargrove

Introduction: The Asian Traditions as a Conceptual Resource for Environmental Philosophy
J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames

I: The Ecological World View: A Basis for Engagement

Pacific Shift
William Irwin Thompson

Biology as a Cosmological Science
Harold J. Morowitz

The Metaphysical Implications of Ecology
J. Baird Callicott

II: The Chinese World View

The Continuity of Being: Chinese Visions of Nature
Tu Wei-ming

Human/Nature in Nietzsche and Taoism
Graham Parkes

On Seeking a Change of Environment
David L. Hall

Putting the Te back into Taoism
Roger T. Ames

Units of Change - Units of Value
Robert C. Neville

III: The Japanese World View

The Japanese Concept of "Nature"
Hubertus Tellenbach and Bin Kimura

The Japanese Experience of Nature
David Edward Shaner

Saigyo and the Buddhist Value of Nature
William R. LaFleur

IV: The Buddhist World View

The Jewel Net of Indra
Francis H. Cook

Environmental Problematics
Kenneth K. Inada

Toward a Middle Path of Survival
David J. Kalupahana

V: The Indian World View

A Metaphysical Grounding for Natural Reverence: East-West
Eliot Deutsch

"Conceptual Resources" in South Asia for "Environmental Ethics"
Gerald James Larson

Epilogue: On the Relation of Idea and Action
J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames



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