Asian Philosophies

ISBN-10: 0130923850
ISBN-13: 9780130923851
Edition: 4th 2002
Authors: John M. Koller
List price: $66.40
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List price: $66.40
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 361
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Indian Philosophies
Historical Perspectives
Historical Overview
Dominant Features
Review Questions
Further Reading
Vedas and Upanishads
Indus Culture
Vedic Thought
The Upanishads
Review Questions
Further Reading
The Jain Vision
Brief Overview
Historical Context
Bondage
Way of Liberation
Faith, Knowledge, and Conduct
Impact of Jain Thought
Review Questions
Further Reading
Society and the Individual
Bhagavad Gita
Human Aims
Social Classes
Life-Stages
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Self and the World: Samkhya-Yoga
Samkhya: A Dualistic Theory of Reality
Causality
Evolution of the World
Yoga: The Way of Discipline
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika
The Problem of Knowledge
The Means of Knowledge
The Objects of Knowledge: The Vaisheshika Categories
Review Questions
Further Reading
Self and Reality: Mimamsa and Vedanta
Mimamsa
Vedanta
Shankara's Nondualism
The Qualified Nondualism of Ramanuja
The Dualistic Vedanta of Madhva
Review Questions
Further Reading
Note
Theistic Developments
Vishnu
Kali
Shiva
Review Questions
Further Reading
Islam
Basic Teachings of Islam
Development of Sufi Thought
The Sufi Path
Interaction Between Muslims and Hindus
Religion and Politics
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Continuing Tradition
Gandhi
Aurobindo
Iqbal
Radhakrishnan
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Buddhist Philosophies
Historical Perspectives
Central Teaching
India at the Time of the Buddha
After the Buddha
Mahayana and Theravada
Philosophical Traditions
Buddhism in China
Buddhism in Korea and Japan
Buddhism in the West
Review Questions
Further Reading
The Life and Teachings of the Buddha
The Buddha
The Four Signs
Quest for Enlightenment
The Buddha's Teachings
The Noble Eightfold Path
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Interdependent Arising
Principle of Conditioned Existence
The Wheel of Becoming
Mindfulness
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Sarvastivada
Sarvastivada Teachings
Foundations of Abhidharma
Arguments Against Substance
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Perfection of Wisdom
Perfection of Wisdom Tradition
Diamond Sutra
Heart Sutra
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Madhyamaka: The Middle Way Tradition
Overview of Madhyamaka
Middle Way Philosophy of Nagarjuna
A Dialogue on the Teaching and Practice of Emptiness
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Yogacara
Overview of Yogacara
Existence and Consciousness
Knowledge of Reality
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Buddhism in Japan: Zen
Overview
Indian and Chinese Foundations
Taoist Influences
Aims of Zen
Practice
Teachings
Ox-Herding: Stages of Practice
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Chinese Philosophies
Historical Perspectives
Pre-Confucian China
Confucianism
Taoism
Mohism
School of Names
Yin-Yang
Legalism
Early Medieval Developments
Chinese Buddhism
Neo-Confucianism
Basic Characteristics of Chinese Philosophy
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Confucianism
Confucius
Humanity (Jen)
Propriety (Li)
Filial Piety (Hsiao)
Righteousness (Yi)
Rectification of Names (Cheng-Ming)
Governing by Virtue
Mencius
Hsun Tzu
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Taoism: The Natural Way of Freedom
Lao Tzu
The Tao and Its Manifestations
Chuang Tzu
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony
The Buddhist Challenge
Neo-Confucian Beginnings
Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I
Chu Hsi
Wang Yang-ming
Tai Chen
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Recent Chinese Philosophical Thought
K'ang Yu-wei
Chang Tung-sun
Hsiung Shih-li
Fung Yu-lan
Mao Tse-tung
Post-Mao Thought
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
Index

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