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Non-Western philosophy books

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Recently Published

Analytic Islamic Philosophy by Anthony Robert Booth Analytic Islamic Philosophy

This book is an introduction to Islamic Philosophy, beginning with its Medieval inception, right through to its more contemporary incarnations.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Asian Philosophies by John M. Koller Asian Philosophies

With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

Asian Philosophies by John M. Koller Asian Philosophies

With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

Taking Back Philosophy A Multicultural Manifesto by Bryan W. Van Norden Taking Back Philosophy A Multicultural Manifesto

Bryan W. Van Norden lambastes academic philosophy for its Eurocentrism and insularity and challenges educational institutions to live up to their cosmopolitan ideals. Taking Back Philosophy is at once a manifesto for multicultural education, an accessible introduction to Confucian and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2017

Taking Back Philosophy A Multicultural Manifesto by Bryan W. Van Norden Taking Back Philosophy A Multicultural Manifesto

Bryan W. Van Norden lambastes academic philosophy for its Eurocentrism and insularity and challenges educational institutions to live up to their cosmopolitan ideals. Taking Back Philosophy is at once a manifesto for multicultural education, an accessible introduction to Confucian and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse by Wai-Ying (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) Wong Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse
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Confucian Ethics in Western Discourse brings Chinese philosophers into dialogue with contemporary moral philosophers, identifying how ancient Chinese philosophy can contribute to Western discussions of moral philosophy. Covering the characteristics and significance of the Confucian ethical tradition, this study introduces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Exploring Atman from the Perspective of the Vivekacudamani by Walter Menezes Exploring Atman from the Perspective of the Vivekacudamani

This book investigates the central metaphysics and epistemology of Advaita. Walter Menezes aims to revive Advaita as a sound philosophical system by driving away the cloud of negativity associated with it, thereby opening a new chapter in the history of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Martin Buber and His Critics An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978 by Willard Moonan Martin Buber and His Critics An Annotated Bibliography of Writings in English through 1978

First published in 1981. Martin Buber has been acclaimed as one of the major philosophical and religious thinkers of the twentieth century with his influence and achievements spanning numerous fields - however in each of these areas his work has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/08/2017

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Decolonisation, Africanisation and the Philosophy Curriculum by Edwin (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) Etieyibo Decolonisation, Africanisation and the Philosophy Curriculum
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This book, appropriately titled Decolonisation, Africanisation and the Philosophy Curriculum, signposts and captures issues about philosophy, the philosophy curriculum, and its decolonisation and Africanisation. This topic is of critical importance at present for the discipline of philosophy, not the least...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2018

African Philosophy The Analytical Approach by Barry Hallen African Philosophy The Analytical Approach


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/03/2018

The Disinterested Witness A Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology by Bina Gupta The Disinterested Witness A Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology

A study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediately perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a comparison of the philosophies of the East and West. Cental is its comparison of the Advaita notion of the witness-consciousness with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

The Concept of Man in Contemporary China by The Concept of Man in Contemporary China

Considers the connections between politics, education, and distinctly Chinese theories of mind
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 4 Samkhya, A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy by Gerald James Larson, Ram Shankar Bhattacharya The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 4 Samkhya, A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy
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Samkhya is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, system of classical Indian philosophy. This book traces its history from the third or fourth century B. C. up through the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia as a whole will present...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Philosophy and Argumentation in Third-Century China The Essays of Hsi K'ang by His K'Ang, Robert G. Henricks Philosophy and Argumentation in Third-Century China The Essays of Hsi K'ang
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A valuable source of information on third-century Chinese argumentation and thought, the essays are eloquent, clear, and to the point; humorous at times; philosophically subtle; and psychologically perceptive. They treat matters of perennial concern--immortality, the nature of morality, the relation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Confucian Tradition and Global Education by Chan-Fai Cheung, Kwan Tze-Wan Confucian Tradition and Global Education
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Drawn from a series of lectures that Wm Theodore de Bary delivered in honor of the Chinese philosopher Tang Junyi, this book presents a unique synthesis of essay and debate concerning the future of Chinese education and the potential political...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/03/2018

Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy by Edwin E. Etieyibo Method, Substance, and the Future of African Philosophy

This book takes stock of the strides made to date in African philosophy. Authors focus on four important aspects of African philosophy: the history, methodological debates, substantive issues in the field, and direction for the future.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2018

Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies by Stephanie Rivera (William Paterson University, USA) Berruz Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies
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Comparative philosophy is an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, but it has long been associated with East-West dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies shifts this trajectory to focus on cross-cultural conversations across Asia...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2018

The Confucian Political Imagination by Eske J. Mollgaard The Confucian Political Imagination

The volume discusses the central features of the Confucian political imaginary, the nature of Confucian discourse, Confucian revivals, Confucian humanism and civility, and the political ideal of the Great Unity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/04/2018

Become What You Are by Alan Watts Become What You Are


Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2018

The Philosophy of Ch'eng I by Yung-ch'un Ts'ai The Philosophy of Ch'eng I

This book offers a comprehensive account of the great Neo-Confucian Master Cheng I (1033-1107), showing his philosophical ideas in a modern light. It systematically examines Cheng's extensive literature and provides an ingenious interpretation of Cheng's social and political views.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/05/2018

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Nation and Aesthetics On Kant and Freud by Kojin (Japanese Philosopher and Literary Theorist, formerly Kinki University, Osaka) Karatani Nation and Aesthetics On Kant and Freud
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Nation and Aesthetics shows curious connections between nationalism and aesthetics through examining various fields such as art, language, and religion. This connection is not accidental, but inherent. Nation connects capitalism and the state, thus creating the problematic modern social formation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Buddhist Philosophy A Comparative Approach by Steven M. Emmanuel Buddhist Philosophy A Comparative Approach

Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Approach presents a series of readings that examine the prominent thinkers and texts of the Buddhist tradition in the round, introducing contemporary readers to major theories and debates at the intersection of Buddhist and Western thought.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2017

Buddhist Philosophy A Comparative Approach by Steven M. Emmanuel Buddhist Philosophy A Comparative Approach

Buddhist Philosophy: A Comparative Approach presents a series of readings that examine the prominent thinkers and texts of the Buddhist tradition in the round, introducing contemporary readers to major theories and debates at the intersection of Buddhist and Western thought.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy by Adeshina Afolayan The Palgrave Handbook of African Philosophy

This handbook investigates the current state and future possibilities of African Philosophy, as a discipline and as a practice, vis-a-vis the challenge of African development and Africa's place in a globalized, neoliberal capitalist economy.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Philosophic Classics: Asian Philosophy, Volume VI by Forrest Baird Philosophic Classics: Asian Philosophy, Volume VI

Accessible to today?s readers, this anthology of readings is a survey of Asian thought?in India and China. It strikes a balance between major and minor figures, and features the best available translations of texts?complete works or complete sections of works?which...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity Philosophical Marranos by Agata (University of Nottingham, UK) Bielik-Robson Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity Philosophical Marranos
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This book aims to interpret `Jewish Philosophy' in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a `secret message' which cannot find an open articulation. The Marrano phenomenon is employed here,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

The Art of War by Sun Tzu The Art of War

An elegant pocket hardback edition of Sun Tzu's definitive work on military strategy
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

Reconceptualizing Confucian Philosophy in the 21st Century by Xinzhong Yao Reconceptualizing Confucian Philosophy in the 21st Century

This book comprises 30 chapters representing certain new trends in reconcenptualizing Confucian ideas, ideals, values and ways of thinking by scholars from China and abroad.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/05/2017

Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel Why the World Does Not Exist

This new book of popular philosophy is a major bestseller in Germany, where it sold over 40,000 copies in the first few weeks after publication Gabriel argues that the world does not exist because what is, in fact, includes not...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2017

The Public Sphere From Outside the West by Divya Dwivedi The Public Sphere From Outside the West

The Public Sphere from Outside the West brings together established and emerging new voices from philosophy, literature, anthropology, history, migration studies and information technology to address the present reality of the public sphere. In the age where everyone is in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017

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