World Philosophies: A Historical Introduction / Edition 2

World Philosophies: A Historical Introduction / Edition 2

by David E. Cooper
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0631232613

ISBN-13: 9780631232612

Pub. Date: 09/17/2002

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

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:
9780631232612
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/17/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
580
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.68(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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >