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A Companion to World Philosophies

eISBN: 9780631213277
Print publication date: 2004

Subject Philosophy

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631213277.2004.x

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A Companion to World Philosophies

Written by an international assembly of leading philosophers, this volume offers students, teachers, and general readers a rich and sophisticated introduction to the major non-Western philosophical traditions – specifically those of China, India, Buddhism, and Islam. African and Polynesian thinking are also covered by way of historical and contemporary survey articles.

The text is organized around a series of central topics concerning conceptions of reality and divinity, causality, truth, the nature of rationality, selfhood, human kind and nature, the good, aesthetic values, and social and political ideals. Outstanding scholars present essays that articulate the distinctive ways in which these specific problems have been formulated and addressed in the non-Western traditions against the background of their varied historical and cultural presuppositions.

Among the distinguished contributors are Tu Weiming, J. N. Mohanty, Ninian Smart, Daya Krishna, Edwin Gerow, Stephen H. Phillips, G. C. Pande, Kenneth India, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr. This cross-cultural encounter will enable philosophers to enrich their general background and to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the foundations of their own philosophical tradition.

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DEUTSCH, ELIOT and RON BONTEKOE (eds). A Companion to World Philosophies. Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Blackwell Reference Online. 19 July 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631213277_9780631213277>

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