World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction / Edition 2

World Philosophies: An Historical Introduction / Edition 2

by David E. Cooper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232605

ISBN-13: 9780631232605

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This popular text has now been revised to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the growing number of people interested in all the main philosophical traditions of the world.

  • Introduces all the main philosophical systems of the world, from ancient times to the present day.
  • Now includes new sections on Indian and Persian thought and on feminist and
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    Overview

    This popular text has now been revised to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of the growing number of people interested in all the main philosophical traditions of the world.

  • Introduces all the main philosophical systems of the world, from ancient times to the present day.
  • Now includes new sections on Indian and Persian thought and on feminist and environmental philosophy.
  • The preface and bibliography have also been updated.
  • Written by a highly successful textbook author.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780631232605
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    09/28/2002
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    584
    Product dimensions:
    6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.90(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface to second edition.

    1. Introduction.

    Part I: Ancient Philosophies: .

    2. India.

    The 'Schools' and their Framework.

    Nyaya.

    Samkhya and Yoga.

    Advaita Vedanta.

    Buddhism.

    Ethics and Indian Philosophy.

    3. China.

    The Character of Chinese Philosophy.

    Confucianism.

    Mohism.

    Taoism.

    4. Greece.

    Legacies.

    Naturalism and Relativism.

    Plato.

    Aristotle.

    Epicureanism, Scepticism and Stoicism.

    Part II: Middle Period and 'Modern' Philosophies: .

    5. Medieval Philosophies.

    Religion and Philosophy.

    Neo-Platonism and Early Christianity.

    Islamic and Jewish Philosophy.

    Thomism and its Critics.

    Medieval Mysticism.

    6. Developments in Asian Philosophy.

    Theistic Vedanta.

    Neo-Confucianism.

    Zen Buddhism.

    Illumination.

    7. From Renaissance to Enlightenment.

    Humanism and the Rise of Science.

    Scepticism.

    Dualism, Materialism and Idealism.

    Monism and Monadology.

    Enlightenment and Its Critics.

    Part III: Recent Philosophies:.

    8. Kant and the Nineteenth Century.

    Kant.

    Absolute Idealism.

    Philosophies of the Will.

    Marxism and Social Darwinism.

    Positivism, Pragmatism and British Idealism.

    9. Recent Non-Western Philosophies.

    India.

    China and Japan.

    The Islamic World.

    Africa.

    10. Twentieth-Century Western Philosophies.

    Philosophies of Life.

    Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Existentialism.

    Logical Atomism and Logical Positivism.

    Naturalisms.

    Postmodernism and Related Tendencies.

    Bibliography.

    Index.

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