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Pulse of Wisdom The Philosophies of India, China, and Japan

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ISBN-10: 0534551270

ISBN-13: 9780534551278

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Michael C. Brannigan

List price: $149.95
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Clearly written for the beginning student, THE PULSE OF WISDOM provides an introduction to Asian philosophy as found in the countries of India, China, and Japan. Its thematic approach covers the most significant questions in the areas of Oriental metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, and ethics as it successfully integrates historical and regional approaches. In addition, readings from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese sources allow the student to gain some familiarity with primary sources. This text helps students develop a sound grasp of the major teachings and leading figures and schools in Oriental thought. Furthermore, it enables the reader to gain a competent understanding of the ways of…    
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List price: $149.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 12/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Michael C. Brannigan (Ph.D., Philosophy, M.A., Religious Studies, University of Leuven, Belgium) is the George and Jane Pfaff Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Values at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Holder of the first endowed chair in the collegersquo;s history, he is also on the faculty of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice President for Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Missouri. Before that, he was Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Cross-Cultural Ethics at La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To complement his rich and…    

Historical Survey
Indian Philosophies
Philosophical Traits
Hindu Philosophies
Indian Buddhism
Chinese Philosophies
Philosophical Traits
Ancient Period (before 221 B.C.E.)
Middle Period (221 B.C.E.-960 C.E.)
Neo-Confucianism (960-1912)
Modern Period (1912-present)
Japanese Philosophies
Philosophical Traits
Period of Antiquity: Nara and Heian Schools
Medieval Buddhism
Tokugawa Confucianism
Modern Period
Study Questions
Indian Philosophies
Hindu Perspectives on Reality
Buddhist Perspectives on Reality
Chinese Philosophies
Basic Themes Concerning Reality
Ancient Chinese Views of Reality
Confucianism and Reality
Tao as Wu: Neo-Taoism and Reality
Chinese Buddhism and Reality
Neo-Confucianism and Reality
Japanese Philosophies
Early Buddhism and Reality
Medieval Buddhism and Reality
Tokugawa Confucianism and Reality
Kyoto School and Reality
Study Questions
Nasadiya (Creation Hymn), from Rig Veda
Introduction to Commentary on the Vedanta Sutras of Badarayana
"An Examination of Relational Condition," from Madhyamika Karika
Tao Te Ching
"The Nature of Things" (Wu-shih), from Lun-Heng
"On Sunyata," from Chao Lun
"Principle (Li) and Material Force (Ch'i)," from Complete Works of Chu Hsi
From Hsin li-hsueh (The New Rational Philosophy)
"One Bright Jewel," from Shobogenzo
"The Fundamental Mode of True Reality"
"The Standpoint of Sunyata"
Indian Philosophies
Hindu Perspectives
Buddhist Perspectives
Chinese Philosophies
Chuang Tzu: "Forget the Self"
Confucius and Tung Chung-shu
Japanese Philosophies
Shushi, Chu Hsi Neo-Confucianism
Japanese Buddhism
Kyoto School
Watsuji Tetsuro: Self and Climate
Study Questions
From the Chandogya Upanishad
From the Samkhya Karika
Commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms
"The Eternal and the Individual"
"There Is No Ego," from the Milindapanha and the Visuddhi-Magga
"Examination of Self-Nature," from Madhyamika Karika
Trimsika-Karika (Thirty Verses)
From Instructions for Practical Life
From a Letter to Shu Kuo-yung
"The Nonexistence of the Self," from The Treatise on the Establishment of the Doctrine of Consciousness-Only
"The Issue at Hand" ("Genjokoan") from Shobogenzo
The Phenomena of Climate
Indian Philosophies
Hindu Perspectives
Buddhist Perspectives
Chinese Philosophies
Chuang Tzu
School of Names (Logicians)
Ch'an Buddhism: No-Mind
Wang Yang-ming: Intuitive Knowledge
Chang Tung-sun: Culture and Knowledge
Japanese Philosophies
Japanese Buddhism
Nishida Kitaro
Study Questions
From the Nyayasutra
"A Discourse on Absence," from Tattvacintamani
"A Discourse on the Significance of Negative Particles," from Nan-vada
Ways of Knowing
From Nyaya-bindu (A Short Treatise of Logic)
"The Real Nature of Knowledge," from Lun-Heng
"A Chinese Philosopher's Theory of Knowledge"
Zen Mondo, from Dentoroku
Zen Koan, from Mumonkan
"Intellectual Intuition"
Indian Philosophies
Hindu Perspectives on Ethics
Buddhist Perspectives on Ethics
Chinese Philosophies
Ancient Schools and Ethics
Chinese Buddhism and Fa-tsang
Neo-Confucianism and Ethics
Japanese Philosophies
Japanese Buddhism
Japanese Neo-Confucianism
Nishida Kitaro and the Unifying Power of Consciousness
Watsuji Tetsuro and Aidagara
Study Questions
"The Spirit of Non-Violence"
"The Fire-Sermon," from the Maha-Vagga
"The Eightfold Path," from the Digha-Nikaya
From The Dhammapada
"That the Nature Is Evil"
"Universal Love"
"Moral Cultivation," from The Complete Works of Chu Hsi
Letter to Ku Tung-ch'iao
"The Art of the Mind-and-Heart," from Yamato Zokkun
From Fudo (Climate and Culture)
Indian Philosophies
Hindu Perspectives on Death
Buddhist Perspectives on Death
Chinese Philosophies
Mo Tzu on Death
Chinese Buddhism
Social Immortality
Japanese Philosophies
Basic Japanese Themes Concerning Death
Japanese Buddhism and Death
Some Japanese Customs Concerning Death
Study Questions
From the Katha Upanishad
"Questions Which Tend Not to Edification," from the Majjhima-Nikaya
"No Continuous Personal Identity," from the Milindapanha and the Visuddhi-Magga
"Simplicity of Funerals," from Lun Heng
"On Time," from Chao Lun
"Shoji" ("Birth and Death"), from Shobogenzo