From Africa to Zen: An Invitation to World Philosophy

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Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen Marie Higgins
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Philosophy - 296 pages
In the second edition of this groundbreaking text in non-Western philosophy, fifteen experts introduce some of the great philosophical traditions in the world. The dozen essays collected here unveil exciting, sophisticated philosophical traditions that are too often neglected in the western world. The contributors include the leading scholars in their fields, but they write for students coming to these concepts for the first time. Building on revisions and updates to the original essays on China, India, Japan, and the Americas, this new edition also considers three philosophical traditions for the first time--Jewish, Buddhist, and South Pacific (M ori) philosophy.
 

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Understanding Order The Chinese Perspective
1
Ways of Japanese Thinking
21
Traditional American Indian Attitudes toward Nature
45
PreColumbian and Modern Philosophical Perspectives in Latin America
67
Arabic Philosophy
105
Jewish Philosophy
127
Persian Philosophy
143
The Myth of Authenticity Personhood Traditional Culture and African Philosophy
173
Indian Philosophies
201
Buddhist Philosophy as a Buddhist Practice
239
Nga Whakaaro Maori Maori Philosophy
255
Esoteric Philosophy
269
About the Contributors
295
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