Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

by Oliver Leaman (Editor)

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Overview

Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan.
The main philosophical trends and thinkers in each geographical area are featured, with an emphasis on endtemporary developments and movements. The A-Z structured encyclopedia emphasizes that Asian philosophy is not merely an ancient form of thought but that it is a living philosophy, with roots in the past, and also a potent and animate presence today. This translates into the reciprocal exchange of theories between Eastern and Western thinking, for example of new schools of thought such as orientalism. Requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy, religion or Asian cultures, this book is essential reading for students, teachers and the interested individual who wishes to gain an understanding of the philosophical basis to Asian cultural systems.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415862530
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/09/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at University of Kentucky and was a section editor on the multi volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and contributed to the Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Australasia
China
India
Islam
Japan
Korea
Melanesia
Tibet
Zoroas trianism

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