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Asian Philosophies

ISBN-10: 0131951831
ISBN-13: 9780131951839
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: John M. Koller
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Book details

List price: $87.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

This book carefully introduces and analyzes the basic philosophical ideas, theories, and arguments of the most important philosophers of China, Japan, and Indiafrom ancient times to the present. It provides insights into the different ways in which fundamental philosophical questions have been considered in Asia, and the basic ideas and values that enable us to understand the life and culture of the people who inhabit it.Three-part coverage looks at the historical perspectivesand much moreof Indian, Buddhist, and Chinese philosophies.For individuals interested in Asian philosophy and theology.

Preface
Introduction
South Asian Philosophies
Historical Perspectives
Historical Overview
Dominant Features
Review Questions
Further Reading
Vedas and Upanishads
Indus Culture
Vedic Thought
Origins of Existence
The Upanishads
Quest for Brahman
Quest for the Ultimate Self (Atman)
Tat Tvam Asi
Review Questions
Further Reading
The Jain Vision
Overview
Mahavira
Karmic Bondage
Reality
Kinds of Karma
Way of Liberation
Knowledge
Faith
Conduct
Impact of Jain Thought
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Buddhism: The Basic Teachings
Overview
The Buddha
Quest for Enlightenment
Enlightenment
The Noble Fourfold Truth
The First Noble Truth
The Second Noble Truth
The Third Noble Truth
The Fourth Truth: The Noble Eightfold Path
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Interdependent Arising and the Development of Mahayana
Conditioned Existence
Mindfulness
Perfection of Wisdom and Rise of Mahayana
Reading the Texts
Diamond Sutra
Heart Sutra
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Madhyamaka and Yogacara
Overview of Madhyamaka: The Middle Way Tradition
Nagarjuna's Method
Yogacara
Nature and Function of Consciousness
Knowledge of Reality
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Society and the Individual
Bhagavad Gita
Human Aims
Social Classes
Life-Stages
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Self and the World: Sankhya-Yoga
Causality
Evolution of the World
Yoga: The Way of Discipline
Forces of Bondage
Techniques of Yoga
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika
The Problem of Knowledge
Perceptual Knowledge
Inference
Comparison
Testimony
Objects of Knowledge: The Vaisheshika Categories
The Knower
Review Questions
Further Reading
Self and Reality: Mimamsa and Vedanta
Mimamsa
Vedanta
Shankara's Nondualism
Appearance and Reality
The Qualified Nondualism of Ramanuja
The Dualistic Vedanta of Madhva
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Theistic Developments
Vishnu
Krishna
Kali
Shiva
Review Questions
Further Reading
Islam
Introduction
Basic Teachings of Islam
Development of Sufi Thought
The Sufi Path
Interaction Between Muslims and Hindus
Religion and Politics
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Tradition and Modernity
Gandhi
Aurobindo
Iqbal
Radhakrishnan
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Philosophies of East Asia
Historical Overview of East Asian Philosophies
Pre-Confucian China
Confucianism
Daoism
Moism
School of Names
Divination and Cosmology
Legalism
Synthesis
Buddhism
Korean Philosophy
Japanese Philosophy
Neo-Confucianism
Basic Characteristics
Review Questions
Further Reading
Confucianism: The Thought of Confucius
Confucius
Human-heartedness (Ren)
Propriety (Li)
Filiality (Xiao)
Rightness (Yi)
Rectification of Names (Zheng Ming)
Governing by Virtue
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Development of Confucianism: Mengzi, Xunzi, and Dong Zhongshu
Challenges to Confucian Thought
Mengzi
Xunzi
Dong Zhongshu and a New Form of Confucianism
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Daoism: The Daodejing
Laozi
The Dao and Its Functions
Review Questions
Further Reading
Zhuangzi's Daoism
Zhuangzi
Relativity of Distinctions
Complementariness of Opposites
Argument from Perspectives
Argument from Skepticism
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Chinese Buddhism
Introduction from Central Asia and India
Translations and Interpretations
Tiantai
Huayan
Chan
Pure Land (Jingtu)
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony
The Buddhist Challenge
Neo-Confucian Beginnings
Zhou Dunyi
Cheng Hao and Cheng Yi
Zhu Xi
The Idealism of Lu Xiangshan and Wang Yangming
Wang Yangming
Dai Zhen
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Korean Philosophy
Introduction
Wonhyo
Chinul
Korean Neo-Confucianism
Yi T'oegye
Yi Yulgok
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Japanese Philosophy
Overview
Tendai
Pure Land
Zen
Dogen
Indian and Chinese Foundations
Daoist Influences
Aims of Zen
Zazen
Koan Practice
Zen Teachings
Ox-Herding: Stages of Practice
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Recent Thought
Kang Youwei
Zhang Dongsun
Xiong Shili
Fung Yu-lan
Nishida Kitaro
Post-Mao Thought
Review Questions
Further Reading
Notes
Glossary
Pronunciation Guide
Index

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