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Asian Philosophies

By John M. Koller

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Aug 15, 2011

Description

With an inside view from an expert in the field, solid scholarship, and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies invites students and professors to think along with the great thinkers of the Asian traditions. John M. Koller is a scholar and teacher who has devoted his life to understanding Asian thought and practice. He wrote this text to give students and professors access to the rich philosophical and religious ideas of both South and East Asia.

Table of Contents

PART I

 PHILOSOPHIES OF SOUTH ASIA

CHAPTER 1

Historical Perspectives

CHAPTER 2

Vedas and Upanishads

CHAPTER  3

The Jain Vision

CHAPTER 4

Buddhism: The Basic Teachings

CHAPTER 5

Interdependent Arising and Development of Mahayana

CHAPTER 6

Madhyamaka and Yogacara

CHAPTER 7

Society and the Individual

CHAPTER 8

Self and the World: Sankhya-Yoga

CHAPTER 9

Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika

CHAPTER 10

Self and Reality: Mimamsa and Vedanta

CHAPTER 11

Theistic Developments

CHAPTER 12

Islam

CHAPTER 13

Tradition and Modernity

PART II

EAST ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES

CHAPTER 14

Historical Overview of East Asian Philosophies

CHAPTER 15

Yinyang Philosophy in the Book of Changes

CHAPTER 16

Confucianism: The Thought of Confucius

CHAPTER 17

Development of Confucianism: Mengzi, Xunzi, and Dong Zhongshu

CHAPTER 18

Daoism: The Daodejing

Chapter 19

Zhuangzi¿s Daoism

CHAPTER 20

Chinese Buddhism

CHAPTER 21

Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony

CHAPTER 22

Korean Philosophy

CHAPTER 23

Japanese Philosophy

CHAPTER 24

Recent Thought

Glossary

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