Philosophical Questions: East and West (Philosophy and the Global Context)

Philosophical Questions: East and West (Philosophy and the Global Context)

By: Bina Gupta (editor), J. N. Mohanty (editor)Hardback

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Philosophical Questions: East and West is an anthology of source material for use in comparative courses in philosophy, religion, and the humanities. The readings-derived from the great works of the Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Islamic, and Western intellectual traditions-are presented as answers to some of the most enduring questions in philosophy. Discussions are arranged under the headings of epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of religion, aesthetics, and the nature of human being. Each section begins with an introductory essay in which the leading questions and their responses from different traditions are presented in overview.Philosophical Questions raises the central questions of comparative philosophy and eloquently argues the need for discarding familiar cliches to make a fresh, unprejudiced study of these traditions.

About Author

Bina Gupta is professor of philosophy and director of the South Asia Studies Area and Language Center at the University of Missouri. J. N. Mohanty is professor of philosophy at Temple University and is internationally known for his work in the area of Indian philosophy and Western phenomenology. He is the author of Transcendental Phenomenology (1989) and Classical Indian Philosophy.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 General Introduction: A Framework for Comparative Philosophy Part 3 I Metaphysics Chapter 4 1.1 Introduction: What is Real or Reality? Chapter 5 1.2 The Way of Truth Chapter 6 1.3 Metaphysics Chapter 7 1.4 Hymn to Creation Chapter 8 1.5 Hymn to Time Chapter 9 1.6 Isa Chapter 10 1.7 Kena Chapter 11 1.8 Superimposition Chapter 12 1.9 "Brahman" Chapter 13 1.10 Tao Te Ching Chapter 14 1.11 "Lao-tzu's Conception of Tao" Chapter 15 1.12 The Philosophy of Material Force Chapter 16 1.13 Conditioning Causes and Nirvana Chapter 17 1.14 "The True Nature of Reality" Part 18 II Epistemology Chapter 19 2.1 Introduction: What Are the Nature and Sources of Knowledge? Chapter 20 2.2 The Nature of Knowledge (Thaetetus) Chapter 21 2.3 Theory of Recollection (Meno) Chapter 22 2.4 Means of True Cognition Chapter 23 2.5 Sentence-Generated Cognition Chapter 24 2.6 Cognitino Chapter 25 2.7 "Deliverance from Error" Chapter 26 2.8 Meditations Chapter 27 2.9 "Western and Comparative Perspectives on Truth" Part 30 III Ethics Chapter 31 3.1 Introduction: On What Principles do I Judge Things Right and Wrong? Chapter 32 3.2 The First Sermon Chapter 33 3.3 Euthyphro Chapter 34 3.4 Nichomachean Ethics Chapter 35 3.5 The Analects Chapter 36 3.6 Universal Love Chapter 37 3.7 The Bhagavad Gita: Action, Knowledge, Devotion Chapter 38 3.8 Political Theory of Islam Chapter 39 3.9 The Categorical Imperative Chapter 40 3.10 Utilitarianism Chapter 41 3.11 Ambiguity and Freedom Chapter 42 3.12 "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" Chapter 43 3.13 Ahimsa Chapter 44 3.14 "Chinese and Western Interpretations of Jen" Chapter 46 Study Questions Part 47 IV Religion Chapter 47 Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 48 4.1 Introduction: Does God Exist? What is the Nature of God? Chapter 49 4.2 The Ontological Argument Chapter 50 4.3 The Cosmological Argument Chapter 51 4.4 On Spontaneity and A Discussion of Death Chapter 52 4.5 The Concetion of God in Islam Chapter 53 4.6 "Reality Omnipresent" Chapter 54 4.7 "Zen Enlightenment" Chapter 56 Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 56 Study Questions Chapter 57 Suggestions for Further Reading Part 57 V Philosophical Anthropology Chapter 58 5.1 Introduction: What is the Nature of Human Beings? Chapter 59 5.2 Human Nature Chapter 60 5.3 The Nature of Man in Islam Chapter 61 5.4 "What is Enlightenment?" Chapter 62 5.5 "Is the Human Race Continually Improving?" Chapter 63 5.6 "The 'Who' of Dasein" Chapter 64 5.7 "Man's Nature" Chapter 65 5.8 "Self in Japanese Culture" Chapter 66 Study Questions Chapter 67 Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 67 Study Questions Chapter 68 About the Editors

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  • ISBN13: 9780847692842
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 488
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  • ISBN10: 0847692841

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