Understanding Eastern Philosophy

Understanding Eastern Philosophy provides an accessible critical introduction to how some of the key philosophies of the East compare with those in the West.

Author: Ray Billington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134793495

Category: Philosophy

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Understanding Eastern Philosophy provides an accessible critical introduction to how some of the key philosophies of the East compare with those in the West. Starting from a discussion of the problems of distinguishing between religions and philosophies, Ray Billington presents a clear picture of the key tenets behind Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism and Confucianism. Moving on to compare the key themes of religious philosophy that cut across East and West, such as a belief in God, the soul, moral decision-making, nature and authority, Understanding Eastern Philosophy presents a fascinating and controversial picture of the contribution theistic religions have to make. With its belief in a personal God bestowing a particular version of 'truth', Ray Billington concludes that the universal mysticism characteristic of Eastern thought provides a more realistic and rewarding path than is commonly supposed in the West. Understanding Eastern Philosophy assumes no prior knowledge of religion or philosophy.
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Eastern Philosophy

' Challenging the notion that Western philosophy is the best or only yardstick against which to judge the so-called 'non-Western' philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad sets up a lively debate in which the great thought systems of the East ...

Author: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0297847449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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'The time has come for global philosophy to move beyond the model where the West is at the centre of radiating spokes of comparison.' Challenging the notion that Western philosophy is the best or only yardstick against which to judge the so-called 'non-Western' philosophies, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad sets up a lively debate in which the great thought systems of the East are engaged very much in their own terms. The author's impressive sweep takes him through South Asia east to China and Japan, encompassing 3000 years of philosophy and including the ancient philosophies of India, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism. At the same time, Ram-Prasad dispels the romantic illusion that there is some common mystical 'wisdom tradition' that binds together the cultures of the East. His aim is to give a sense of the diversity and depth of these philosophical cultures, as well as their sophistication and originality; and to make comparisons between them to illuminate their varied yet potentially universal appeal.
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Eastern Philosophy Key Readings

Through key readings from primary and secondary sources this book communicates at first hand the principal features of a remarkable range of Eastern thought - from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism to Islam, Shinto, and Zoroastrianism.

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134689194

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Through key readings from primary and secondary sources this book communicates at first hand the principal features of a remarkable range of Eastern thought - from Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism to Islam, Shinto, and Zoroastrianism. Passages from key texts guide the reader through over ninety major terms, from abhidharma to Zen. Material is drawn not only from such cornerstone texts as the Bhagavad-gita and the Lao-tzu, but also from modern writings on Eastern philosophy and religion.
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Eastern Philosophy

The text provides a detailed but accessible analysis of the work of a number of thinkers, from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions, and from the earliest times to the present day.

Author: Kevin Burns

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781782120483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Philosophy can be one of the most intimidating and difficult of disciplines, as any of its students can attest. Eastern Philosophy breaks down the obstacles to understanding the ideas of some of history's most influential Eastern thinkers. The text provides a detailed but accessible analysis of the work of a number of thinkers, from all the major Eastern philosophical traditions, and from the earliest times to the present day. The philosophers covered range from founder figures such as Zoroaster and Muhammed, to modern thinkers like Nishida Kitaro and D.T. Suzuki. From Buddhism to Islam, Confucius to Ghandi, concepts and individuals are introduced in a lively and lucid narrative, with extensive biographical detail. Instead of attempting to explain a philosopher's entire intellectual history, the author examines a central theme in each philosopher's work and uses it to expound the essential ingredients of its relevant school of thought.
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Oriental Philosophy

This is eastern philosophy presented to westerners by a westerner, a practical and understandable guide for students and for others who wish to expand their understanding in this important area.

Author: Stuart Cornelius Hackett

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299077942

Category: Philosophy

Page: 242

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This insightful explication of oriental philosophy meets a long felt need for a critical introduction to four systems of eastern thought--Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism--presented in familiar western terms. Students of comparative religion, eastern philosophy and civilization, and the philosophy of religion who have been trained in traditional western modes of thought often find the intuitive and aphorisic quality of eastern writing a major stumbling block to understanding. This is eastern philosophy presented to westerners by a westerner, a practical and understandable guide for students and for others who wish to expand their understanding in this important area.
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Eastern Philosophy

Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines those ideas as they developed within the ancient civilizations of Asia. It examines the ethical and social implications of each and points to parallels with Western thought, where appropriate.

Author: Mel Thompson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0844215872

Category: Buddhist philosophy

Page: 192

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From the exotic images of sexual Tantra to the simple precision of Zen, from the moral precepts of Confucianism to the rich array of Hindu ideas and lifestyles, Eastern philosophy provides a feast of ideas of universal relevance. Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines those ideas as they developed within the ancient civilizations of Asia. It examines the ethical and social implications of each and points to parallels with Western thought, where appropriate.
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Eastern Philosophy

What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore.

Author: Victoria S. Harrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415587327

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the 'self'? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.
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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy and Religion

With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Western seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader.

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466875548

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion provides a thorough discussion of the most widely practiced belief systems of the East. Author Diane Morgan understands how to direct the materialistic, linear way of Western thinking toward a comprehension of the cyclical, metaphysical essence of Eastern philosophy. With an emphasis on the tenets and customs that Western seekers find most compelling, this text is accessible to the novice yet sophisticated enough for the experienced reader. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, as well as the less-widely practiced faiths of Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism. Learn the fundamentals of the tantric path to liberation and the relationship between sex and seeking. Discover the true meaning of Feng Shui, the philosophical underpinnings of Hatha Yoga and Taoist connection to the martial art of Tai chi chuan. And if you've ever wondered: what is the sound of one hand clapping?, this book will get you started on finding that answer. The Eastern traditions, with their emphasis on harmony and oneness, have much to offer us in our hectic, demanding lives. For a comprehensive, entertaining exploration of the beliefs of Asia, The Best Guide to Eastern Philosophy & Religion is the essential manual for the seeker in all of us.
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Eastern Philosophy Teach Yourself

Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China.

Author: Mel Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444157611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy examines key ideas that developed within the ancient civilisations of India and China. It presents a range of philosophies that both inform discussion of personal, moral and social issues and address the fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the place and purpose of human life within it. From the erotic images of Tantra to the simple precision of Zen, and from the social order in traditional Confucian teaching to the rich variety of Hindu ideas and lifestyles, Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy provides a feast of ideas of universal relevance. Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy: - Looks at the ethical and social implications of Eastern philosophy. - Gives key terms in their original language with full explananations. - Points to parallels with Western thought, where appropriate. - Provides essential background information for appreciating the religions of India and the Far East.
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The Essentials of Eastern Philosophy

"De la dmocratie en Amrique" (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses.

Author: Prabhu Dutt Shastri

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434499219

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

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"De la dmocratie en Amrique" (published in two volumes, the first in 1835 and the second in 1840) is a classic French text by Alexis de Tocqueville on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses.
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World Classics Library Eastern Philosophy

This beautiful jacketed hardback collection brings together five iconic works of Eastern philosophy.

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Arcturus World Classics Librar

ISBN: 1839406992

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 736

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Sincerity is the end and the beginning of all things; without sincerity there would be nothing. - Inazo Nitobe, The Way of the Samurai This beautiful hardback collection brings together five iconic works of Eastern philosophy. Full of ancient wisdom, these classic Chinese and Japanese texts draw upon Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, military strategy, leadership, justice and more. Despite some being written thousands of years ago, each offer penetrating insight into the world today. Includes: * The Art of War * Tao Te Ching * The Analects of Confucius * The Way of the Samurai * Mencius ABOUT THE SERIES: The World Classics Library series gathers together the work of authors and philosophers whose ideas have stood the test of time. Perfect for bibliophiles, these gorgeous jacketed hardbacks are a wonderful addition to any bookshelf.
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The Art of War Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy

From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom.

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626868205

Category: History

Page: 592

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The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!
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Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy

There are many problems in knowing how to discuss the key concepts of Eastern
philosophy. The first is in deciding what Eastern philosophy actually is, that is,
what counts as the East. There are no problems in including East Asian thought,
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Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134689057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

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Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy provides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of: * Persia * India * Islamic world * China * Japan * Tibet including concepts from: * Zoroastrianism * Hinduism * Sufism * Islam * Confucianism * Shintoism * Taoism * Buddhism Each entry includes a guide for further reading and critical analysis, and is cross-referenced with associated concepts and is in easy-to-use A-Z format.
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Introducing Eastern Philosophy

This book describes in detail a culture and way of thinking which predates Western philosophy by several centuries. It is an ideal guide for the Western reader to the historical and philosophical basis of Eastern cultures.

Author: Richard Osborne

Publisher:

ISBN: 187416634X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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This book describes in detail a culture and way of thinking which predates Western philosophy by several centuries. It is an ideal guide for the Western reader to the historical and philosophical basis of Eastern cultures.
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Eastern Philosophy

Don't nix nirvana just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy' is an extensive, reader-friendly guide that maps out the terrain along the various paths of knowledge.

Author: Jay Stevenson PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158364

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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You're no idiot, of course. You know Eastern philosophy encompasses many countries and concepts, but when it comes to breaking down the basics to discuss with others or for your own enlightenment you can't tell Confucius from Krishna. Don't nix nirvana just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy' is an extensive, reader-friendly guide that maps out the terrain along the various paths of knowledge. A wealth of information about the history and core beliefs of each philosophical system. Outlines and in-depth explorations of each school of thought. Reading and study guides to enhance your understanding. The big picture of Eastern Philosophy and how its components relate to Western ideas.
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Eastern Philosophy For Beginners

The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern Philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th Century engravings.

Author: Jim Powell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994066

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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The spiritual rewards and intellectual challenges of Eastern Philosophy are revealed in this visually stunning book, illustrated by Joe Lee and with 19th Century engravings. Eastern Philosophy is not an intellectual pursuit, but one that involves one’s entire being. Much of it is so deeply entwined with the non-intellectual art of meditation, that the two are impossible to separate. In this accessible survey of the major philosophies of India, China, Tibet, and Japan, Jim Powell draws upon his knowledge of Sanskrit and Chinese, as well as decades of meditation. Whether tackling Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Dogen, the Dali Lama or Pantajal – Powell’s insights are deeply illuminating. All the major philosophies of India, China, Tibet and Japan are explained and everyone – from beginner to expert – will find Eastern Philosophy For Beginners a beautiful and insightful overview.
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The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy

East.33 He concludes, concerning “Eastern thought,” that we are “incapable of
isolating a definite trait which can be singled out ... Instead, Eastern philosophy
consists of multiple coexisting traditions with no cohesion that can be juxtaposed
to ...

Author: Bret W. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199945726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 840

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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.
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Cryptik

Limited to 1000 copies, this is the first book to explore the mysterious Cryptik's street art.

Author: Ethel Seno

Publisher: Zero+ Pub

ISBN: 1937222128

Category: Art

Page: 84

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Some street art exists solely for its own sake, an artists vision realized in the public space that can be embraced or rejected according to ones own personal tastes. Other street art is created expressly to challenge the viewer, asking one to question long held beliefs whether in authority or societal values. The mysterious artist behind the CRYPTIK Movement has written an even tougher brief question reality! A call to awareness, his work explores the nature of belief, with iconography drawn from numerous philosophies and traditions including Buddhism and Hinduism. Not espousing just one belief system, his art seeks to bring us all together through our shared humanity as we strive to understand the world around us, and the nature of life. The elevation of consciousness - artistic and otherwise - is within our grasp.
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Eastern Philosophy for Western Minds

This is a new release of the original 1933 edition.

Author: Hamish McLaurin

Publisher:

ISBN: 149406927X

Category:

Page: 280

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This is a new release of the original 1933 edition.
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