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Oriental & Indian philosophy

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Harmony in Chinese Thought

Harmony in Chinese Thought

Author: Chenyang Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2021

He ( ), or harmony, has traditionally been a central concept in Chinese thought, and to this day continues to shape the way in which people in China and East Asia think about ethics and politics. Yet, there is no systematic and comprehensive introduction of harmony as has been variously articulated in different Chinese schools. This edited volume aims to fill this gap. The individual contributions elaborate the conceptions of harmony as these were exemplified in central Chinese schools of thought, including Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism, Mohism, Buddhism, and trace their impact on contemporary Chinese philosophy. The volume explores the various meanings and implications of harmony so as to consider its relevance as a value and virtue in the modern world. It provides an accessible but substantial introductory work for readers interested in learning about pertinent core concepts and theories in Chinese thought, as well as engages specialists in Chinese philosophy by explicating its implications for ethical, political, epistemological, and metaphysical reflection as the basic point of reference.

Harmony in Chinese Thought

Harmony in Chinese Thought

Author: Chenyang Li Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2021

He ( ), or harmony, has traditionally been a central concept in Chinese thought, and to this day continues to shape the way in which people in China and East Asia think about ethics and politics. Yet, there is no systematic and comprehensive introduction of harmony as has been variously articulated in different Chinese schools. This edited volume aims to fill this gap. The individual contributions elaborate the conceptions of harmony as these were exemplified in central Chinese schools of thought, including Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism, Mohism, Buddhism, and trace their impact on contemporary Chinese philosophy. The volume explores the various meanings and implications of harmony so as to consider its relevance as a value and virtue in the modern world. It provides an accessible but substantial introductory work for readers interested in learning about pertinent core concepts and theories in Chinese thought, as well as engages specialists in Chinese philosophy by explicating its implications for ethical, political, epistemological, and metaphysical reflection as the basic point of reference.

Philosophy of Science and The Kyoto School

Philosophy of Science and The Kyoto School

Author: Dean Anthony (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) Brink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/03/2021

This book offers the first introduction to a major Japanese philosophical movement through the interests and arguments of its founder, Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945), his successor, Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962), and student-turned-critic, Tosaka Jun (1900-1945). Focusing on their contributions to thinking about place, space, and dialectics, this concise introduction brings these influential thinkers to life by connecting their work to issues still debated in the philosophy of science and physics today. Beginning with an overview of the reception of quantum physics and relativity theory in Japan and concluding with an account of the direct relevance of the Kyoto School to the development of world philosophy in a posthuman age, each clearly-written chapter engages historical contexts and includes: * Carefully-chosen excerpts and original translations of Nishida, Tanabe, and Tosaka * Focus boxes explaining complex concepts and problems of contextualization * A timeline, glossary and index * Further reading lists featuring relevant and significant articles and books in English This introduction is an ideal starting point for students and lecturers looking to become better acquainted with three central Japanese philosophers and learn why their work impacts our current thinking about science.

Philosophy of Science and The Kyoto School

Philosophy of Science and The Kyoto School

Author: Dean Anthony (National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan) Brink Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2021

This book offers the first introduction to a major Japanese philosophical movement through the interests and arguments of its founder, Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945), his successor, Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962), and student-turned-critic, Tosaka Jun (1900-1945). Focusing on their contributions to thinking about place, space, and dialectics, this concise introduction brings these influential thinkers to life by connecting their work to issues still debated in the philosophy of science and physics today. Beginning with an overview of the reception of quantum physics and relativity theory in Japan and concluding with an account of the direct relevance of the Kyoto School to the development of world philosophy in a posthuman age, each clearly-written chapter engages historical contexts and includes: * Carefully-chosen excerpts and original translations of Nishida, Tanabe, and Tosaka * Focus boxes explaining complex concepts and problems of contextualization * A timeline, glossary and index * Further reading lists featuring relevant and significant articles and books in English This introduction is an ideal starting point for students and lecturers looking to become better acquainted with three central Japanese philosophers and learn why their work impacts our current thinking about science.

The Analects of Dasan, Volume IV

The Analects of Dasan, Volume IV

For its extensive research and novel interpretations, Dasan's Noneo gogeum ju (Old and New Commentaries of the Analects) is considered in Korean Studies a crystallization of Dasan's study of the Confucian classics. Dasan (Jeong Yak-yong: 1762-1836) attempted to synthesize and supersede the lengthy scholarly tradition of the classical studies of the Analects, leading to work that not only proved to be one of the greatest achievements of Korean Confucianism but also definitively demonstrated innovative prospects for the study of Confucian philosophy. It is one of the most groundbreaking works among all Confucian legacies in East Asia. Originally consisting of forty volumes in traditional bookbinding, Noneo gogeum ju contains one hundred and seventy-five new interpretations on the Analects, hundreds of arguments about the neo-Confucian commentaries on the Analects, hundreds of references to scholarly works on the Analects, thousands of supporting quotations from various East Asian classics for the author's arguments, and hundreds of philological discussions. This book is the fourth volume of an English translation of Noneo gogeum ju and includes the translator's comments on the innovative ideas and interpretations of Dasan's commentaries.

An Introduction to Indian Aesthetics

An Introduction to Indian Aesthetics

Author: Mini Chandran, Sreenath V.S. Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2021

The Analects

The Analects

Author: Confucius Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2021

A fresh translation of one of the most recognized texts of the premodern world: The Analects is a must-read for those interested in China's past, present, and future. This new translation by renowned East Asian scholar Moss Roberts offers a fresh interpretation of this classic work, sharpening and clarifying Confucius's positions on ethics, politics, and social organization. While no new edition of The Analects will wholly transform our understanding of Confucius's teachings, Roberts's translation attends to the many nuances in the text that are often overlooked, allowing readers a richer understanding of Confucius' historic and heroic attempt to restore order and morality to government. This edition features a critical introduction by the translator as well as notes on key terms and historical figures, a topical index, and suggestions for further reading in recent English and Chinese scholarship to extend the rich contextual background of the translation. This ambitious new edition of The Analects will enhance the understanding of specialists and newcomers to Confucius alike.

History and Will

History and Will

Author: Frederic, Jr. Wakeman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

History and Will

History and Will

Author: Frederic, Jr. Wakeman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1973.

The Four Seals of the Dharma

The Four Seals of the Dharma

Author: Lama Khenpo Karma Ngedoen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Upon completing the path that led him to fully develop compassion and wisdom, Shakyamuni arrived at enlightenment, the state of Buddhahood that marks the end of suffering. Replying to the requests made of him, he transmitted three cycles of teachings to explain the path he had taken and the methods he used. Traditionally, Buddhism counts 84,000 teachings, and the four seals of the Dharma contain the essence of all these. Like a royal seal that historically proved authenticity and authority, the four seals give a true description of our current situation and that to which we can progress: All phenomena are impermanent by nature. All contaminated phenomena are suffering by nature. All phenomena are empty and devoid of inherent existence. Nirvana is a state of absolute peace. The first two seals allow us to understand the characteristics of our condition and the last two, the qualities of liberation. In this way, the teaching shows the Buddha's path and the Buddhist perspective. Today, Buddhism is no longer an exotic movement but a methodology that has taken root and is practiced in the West. Nevertheless, do we really know what it means to be Buddhist? Using the introspective process of investigation that is precious to this tradition, Lama Khenpo Ngedoen directly involves the reader in this discovery by asking simple, to-the-point questions and then bringing together the elements of an answer connected with these four statements.

Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation

Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation

Author: Gerald (National University of Ireland, Galway) Cipriani Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book explores ideas put forward by the Kyoto School of philosophy in Japan and by continental European philosophers including notably Gabriel Marcel concerning the relationship between globalization and identity. It discusses in particular how philosophers in both East and West have become aware of the propensity of globalization to homogenize culture and identity - of people, places and things - worldwide, how such philosophers show that this neutralization of culture and identity is different from the emptying process aspired to in Buddhist meditation, and how through a process of concrete self-awakening people can regain, despite the effects of globalization, an appreciation and understanding of the rich, individual nature of the identity and culture of people and places. Throughout, the book considers a wide range of concepts, thinking and approaches by both Eastern and Western philosophy.

Routledge Handbook of Confucian Studies

Routledge Handbook of Confucian Studies

Author: Xinzhong Yao Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

While we trace the study of Confucianism in the West to the 16th and 17th centuries when Christian missionaries/scholars started deliberating on the teaching, doctrine and practice of Confucius and his followers, Confucian Studies as an academic discipline taught throughout the world took real momentum in the late 20th century. In the past 30 years in particular, scholarship on Confucianism has grown rapidly in and outside China, with an increasing number of scholars focusing on Confucianism as one of the key philosophical, cultural, political and spiritual elements in East Asian civilisation. The new scholarship has gone well beyond traditional 'sinology' boundaries confining Confucianism to historical classics; it has explored Confucianism from many different perspectives such as politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, history, aesthetics and arts, education, religion, gender studies, cultural studies etc. Confucian Studies has become an intensively debated field where scholars and students of different academic backgrounds have reexamined Confucian teachings and practices, reassessed Confucian relevance and values to contemporary life, and engaged in Confucian dialogues with other philosophical and religious traditions in the world. This is the first book to systematically examine major themes that have developed in Confucian Studies and provide a scholarly, reliable and easily accessible guide to students and scholars. It will consolidate our current understanding of Confucian theories and practices and form a key reference about Confucian Studies for academics, students and the general public who are interested in Confucianism, China, East Asian culture and inter-civilization dialogue.