The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

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The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy provides the advanced student or scholar a set of introductions to each of the world's major non-European philosophical traditions. It offers the non-specialist a way in to unfamiliar philosophical texts and methods and the opportunity to explore non-European philosophical terrain and to connect her work in one tradition to philosophical ideas or texts from another. Sections on Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, East Asian Philosophy, African Philosophy, and Recent Trends in Global Philosophy are each edited by an expert in the field. Each section includes a general introduction and a set of authoritative articles written by leading scholars, designed to provide the non-specialist a broad overview of a major topic or figure. This volume is an invaluable aid to those who would like to pursue philosophy in a global context, and to those who are committed to moving beyond Eurocentrism in academic philosophy.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a much-needed, progressive source promoting a more holistic and inclusive cross-cultural dialogue. It should lead what, in the past, have been seen as disparate philosophical traditions to engage in what could truly become world philosophy, or 'doing philosophy' on a global scale. Highly recommended." —CHOICE
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195328998
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay L Garfield is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College.

William Edelglass is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Marlboro College.

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Table of Contents

World Philosophy, Jay L. Garfield and William Edelglass

Part I: Chinese Philosophy, edited by Chenyang Li
Chinese Philosophy, Chenyang Li
1. The Yijing: The Creative Origin of Chinese Philosophy, Chung-Ying Cheng
2. Classical Confucianism I: Confucius, Peimin Ni
3. Classical Confucianism II: Mencius and Xunzi, Manyul Im
4. Daoism: Laozi and Zhuangzi, Liu Xiaogan
5. Major Rival Schools: Mohism and Legalism, Chris Fraser
6. Chinese Buddhist Philosophy, Brook Ziporyn
7. Neo-Confucianism, John Berthrong
8. Contemporary Confucianism, Shu-hsien Liu

Part II: Non-Buddhist Indian Philosophy, edited by Nalini Bushan
Non-Buddhist Indian Philosophy, Nalini Bhushan
9. Nyaya-Vaisesika Philosophy, Amita Chatterjee
10. Skhya-Yoga, T.S. Rukmani
11. Mimamsa, Dan Arnold
12. Vedanta, John Taber
13. Jain Philosophy, Jeffery D. Long
14. Anglophone Philosophy in Colonial India, Nalini Bhushan

Part III: Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, edited by William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield
Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, William Edelglass and Jay Garfield
15. Abhidharma Philosophy, Jan Westerhoff
16. Madhyamaka in India and Tibet, John Dunne
17. Yogacara, John Powers
18. Buddhist Epistemology (pramanavada), Tom J.F. Tillemans
19. Buddhist Thought in Tibet: An Historical Introduction, Matthew T. Kapstein
20. Dzogchen, Anne Carolyn Klein
21. Buddhist Ethics, Barbra R. Clayton

Part IV: Japanese and Korean Philosophy, edited by Koji Tanaka
Japanese and Korean Philosophy, Koji Tanaka
22. The Philosophy of Zen Master Dogen: Egoless Perspectivism, Bret W. Davis
23. Nishida Kitaro: Self, World, and the Nothingness Underlying Distinctions, John C. Maraldo
24. Japanese Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Mara Miller
25. Japanese Ethics, Robert E. Carter
26. Natural Freedom: Human/Nature Nondualism in Japanese Thought, Bret W. Davis
27. Korean Buddhist Philosophy, Jin Y. Park

Part V: Islamic Philosophy, edited by Tamara Albertini
Re-introducing Islamic Philosophy: The Persisting Problem of "Smaller Orientalisms," Tamara Albertini
28. The Hellenizing Philosophers, Andrey Smirnov
29. Philosophy of Illumination, Hossein Ziai
30. Sufism, Erik S. Ohlander
31. Islamic Theology, Eric Ormsby
32. Muslim Jurisprudence, Robert Gleave

Part VI: Philosophy in Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Albert Mosley and Stephen C. Ferguson II
Philosophy in Africa and the African Diaspora, Stephen C. Ferguson II
33. African Philosophy, Barry Hallen
34. Africana Philosophy: Prospects and Possibilities, Tsenay Serequeberhan
35. Afro-Caribbean Philosophy, Clevis Headley
36. African American Philosophy: A Historical Outline, John H. McClendon III and Stephen C. Ferguson II
37. Race in Contemporary Philosophy, Albert Mosley
38. Affirmative Action, Rodney C. Roberts

Part VII: Recent Trends in Global Philosophy, edited by Cynthia Townley
Recent Trends in Global Philosophy, Cynthia Townley
39. Global Feminism, Christine M. Koggel
40. Native American Philosophy, Adam Arola
41. Indigenous Environmental Philosophy, Workineh Kelbessa
42. Cosmopolitanism, Gillian Brock
43. Reparations, J. Angelo Corlett

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