World Philosophies / Edition 2

World Philosophies / Edition 2

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by Ninian Smart
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415411882

ISBN-13: 9780415411882

Pub. Date: 10/25/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

World Philosophies presents in one volume a superb introduction to all the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions. Covering all corners of the globe, Ninian Smart’s work offers a comprehensive and global philosophical and religious picture.

In this revised and expanded second edition, a team of distinguished

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World Philosophies presents in one volume a superb introduction to all the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions. Covering all corners of the globe, Ninian Smart’s work offers a comprehensive and global philosophical and religious picture.

In this revised and expanded second edition, a team of distinguished scholars, assembled by the editor Oliver Leaman, have brought Ninian Smart’s masterpiece up to date for the twenty-first century. Chapters have been revised by experts in the field to include recent philosophical developments, and the book includes a new bibliographic guide to resources in world philosophies. A brand new introduction which celebrates the career and writings of Ninian Smart, and his contribution to the study of world religions, helps set the work in context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415411882
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/25/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The History of the World and Our Philosophical Inheritance1
2South Asian Philosophies12
3Chinese Philosophies62
4Korean Philosophies98
5Japanese Philosophies106
6Philosophies of Greece, Rome and the Near East124
7Islamic Philosophies158
8Jewish Philosophies183
9Europe197
10North America274
11Latin America289
12Modern Islam301
13Modern South and South-East Asia313
14China, Korea and Japan in Modern Times331
15African Philosophies344
16Concluding Reflections361
Bibliography373
Index439

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