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From Africa to Zen : an invitation to world philosophy

edited by Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins

Rowman & Littlefield, c2003

2nd ed

  • : pbk

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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 (Maori) philosophy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding Order: The Chinese Perspective Chapter 2 Ways of Japanese Thinking Chapter 3 Traditional American Indian Attitudes toward Nature Chapter 4 Pre-Columbian and Modern Philosophical Perspectives in Latin America Chapter 5 Arabic Philosophy Chapter 6 Jewish Philosophy Chapter 7 Persian Philosophy Chapter 8 The Myth of Authenticity: Personhood, Traditional Culture, and African Philosophy Chapter 9 Indian Philosophies Chapter 10 Buddhist Philosophy Chapter 11 Maori Philosophy Chapter 12 Esoteric Philosophy

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    • 0742513505
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  • Place of Publication
    Lanham, Md.
  • Pages/Volumes
    xvi, 296 p.
  • Size
    24 cm
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