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Understanding Asian Philosophy introduces the four major Asian traditions through their key texts and thinkers: the Analects of Confucius, the Daoist text Zhuangzi, the early Buddhist Suttas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Approached through the central issue of ethical development, this engaging introduction reveals the importance of moral self-cultivation and provides a firm grounding in the origins of Asian thought. Leading students confidently through complex texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy includes a range of valuable features: • brief biographies of main thinkers such as Confucius and Zhuangzi • primary source material and translations• maps and timelines• comprehensive lists of recommended reading and links to further study resources• relevant philosophical questions at the end of each chapterAs well as sections on other texts and thinkers in the tradition, there are frequent references to contemporary examples and issues. Each chapter also discusses other thinkers in different traditions in the West, presenting various comparative approaches. With its clear focus on thinkers and texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy is an ideal undergraduate introduction to Chinese, Indian, Buddhist and Daoist thought.


By focusing on transformative personal cultivation as the axis shared by these canonical Asian texts, McLeod makes a persuasive argument that while these texts certainly provide a framework for the ethical life, they are much more, demanding as they do different regimens of assiduous practice and the nurturing of profound religious sensibilities. Highly recommended for classroom use. Roger T. Ames, Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA 20140326


A new introductory approach to Asian philosophy's four main traditions using the central issues of morals and ethics.


Auteur Alexus McLeod

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Karakteristieken ISBN Understanding Asian Philosophy (Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita). Type boekomslag: Paperback, Taalversie: Engels, Aantal pagina's: 208 pagina's. Breedte: 156 mm, Hoogte: 234 mm. Minimum bestelhoeveelheid: 1 stuk(s)



GTIN 09781780935737

Verschijningsdatum 29.11.2018

Taal Engels

Pagina-aantallen 208

Product type Paperback

Maat 234 x 156 x 18  mm

Gewicht van product 360 g

Artikelnummer 9781780935737

ISBN Understanding Asian Philosophy (Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita) boek Paperback Engels 208 pagina's

Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita


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