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Asian Philosophies

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9780130923851

ISBN10:
0130923850
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Pub. Date:
6/26/2001
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

With an inside view from an expert in the field, solid scholarship, and a clear and engaging writing style, "Asian Philosophies" invites students and professors to think along with the great thinkers of the Asian traditions. John M. Koller is a scholar and teacher who has devoted his life to understanding Asian thought and practice. He wrote this text to give students and professors access to the rich philosophical and religious ideas of both South and East Asia. Note MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost).

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Introduction xv
PART I INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES
Historical Perspectives
3(11)
Historical Overview
3(4)
Dominant Features
7(4)
Review Questions
11(1)
Further Reading
12(2)
Vedas and Upanishads
14(14)
Indus Culture
14(1)
Vedic Thought
15(4)
The Upanishads
19(7)
Review Questions
26(1)
Further Reading
26(2)
The Jain Vision
28(16)
Brief Overview
28(1)
Historical Context
29(1)
Bondage
30(4)
Way of Liberation
34(2)
Faith, Knowledge and Conduct
36(5)
Impact of Jain Thought
41(1)
Review Questions
42(1)
Further Reading
42(2)
Society and the Individual
44(10)
Bhagavad Gita
44(2)
Human Aims
46(3)
Social Classes
49(2)
Life-Stages
51(1)
Review Questions
52(1)
Further Reading
52(1)
Notes
53(1)
Self and the World: Samkhya-Yoga
54(13)
Samkhya: A Dualistic Theory of Reality
54(1)
Causality
55(2)
Evolution of the World
57(3)
Yoga: The Way of Discipline
60(5)
Review Questions
65(1)
Further Reading
65(1)
Notes
66(1)
Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika
67(11)
The Problem of Knowledge
67(1)
The Means of Knowledge
68(5)
The Objects of Knowledge: The Vaisheshika Categories
73(3)
Review Questions
76(1)
Further Readings
77(1)
Self and Reality: Mimansa and Vedanta
78(16)
Mimamsa
78(3)
Vedanta
81(1)
Shankara's Nondualism
82(6)
The Qualified Nondualism of Ramanuja
88(2)
The Dualistic Vedanta of Madhva
90(2)
Review Questions
92(1)
Further Reading
92(1)
Note
93(1)
Theistic Developments
94(12)
Vishnu
95(4)
Kali
99(2)
Shiva
101(3)
Review Questions
104(1)
Further Reading
104(2)
Islam
106(17)
Basic Teachings of Islam
107(2)
Development of Sufi Thought
109(4)
The Sufi Path
113(1)
Interaction Between Muslims and Hindus
114(4)
Religion and Politics
118(2)
Review Questions
120(1)
Further Reading
121(1)
Notes
122(1)
Continuing Tradition
123(14)
Gandhi
124(1)
Aurobindo
125(2)
Iqbal
127(3)
Radhakrishnan
130(2)
Review Questions
132(1)
Further Reading
132(1)
Notes
133(4)
PART II BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHIES
Historical Perspectives
137(11)
Central Teaching
137(1)
India at the Time of the Buddha
138(1)
After the Buddha
139(1)
Mahayana and Theravada
139(3)
Philosophical Traditions
142(3)
Buddhism in China
145(1)
Buddhism in Korea and Japan
145(1)
Buddhism in the West
146(1)
Review Questions
146(1)
Further Reading
146(2)
The Life and Teachings of the Buddha
148(19)
The Buddha
148(1)
The Four Signs
149(2)
Quest for Enlightenment
151(4)
The Buddha's Teachings
155(5)
The Noble Eightfold Path
160(4)
Review Questions
164(1)
Further Reading
164(2)
Notes
166(1)
Interdependent Arising
167(15)
Principle of Conditioned Existence
167(1)
The Wheel of Becoming
168(7)
Mindfulness
175(5)
Review Questions
180(1)
Further Reading
180(1)
Notes
181(1)
Sarvastivada
182(11)
Sarvastivada Teachings
182(1)
Foundations of Abhidharma
183(3)
Arguments Against Substance
186(5)
Review Questions
191(1)
Further Reading
191(1)
Notes
191(2)
Perfection of Wisdom
193(10)
Perfection of Wisdom Tradition
193(3)
Diamond Sutra
196(2)
Heart Sutra
198(3)
Review Questions
201(1)
Further Reading
201(1)
Notes
201(2)
Madhyamaka: The Middle Way Tradition
203(15)
Overview of Madhyamaka
203(1)
Middle Way Philosophy of Nagarjuna
204(7)
A Dialogue on the Teaching and Practice of Emptiness
211(5)
Review Questions
216(1)
Further Reading
216(1)
Notes
217(1)
Yogacara
218(13)
Overview of Yogacara
218(1)
Existence and Consciousness
219(7)
Knowledge of Reality
226(3)
Review Questions
229(1)
Further Reading
229(1)
Notes
230(1)
Buddhism in Japan: Zen
231(26)
Overview
231(2)
Indian and Chinese Foundations
233(2)
Taoist Influences
235(1)
Aims of Zen
236(2)
Practice
238(5)
Teachings
243(1)
Ox-Herding: Stages of Practice
244(7)
Review Questions
251(1)
Further Reading
251(1)
Notes
252(5)
PART III CHINESE PHILOSOPHIES
Historical Perspectives
257(13)
Pre Confucian China
257(1)
Confucianism
258(1)
Taoism
259(1)
Mohism
260(1)
School of Names
260(1)
Yin-Yang
261(1)
Legalism
262(1)
Early Medieval Developments
262(1)
Chinese Buddhism
263(1)
Neo-Confucianism
264(1)
Basic Characteristics of Chinese Philosophy
265(2)
Review Questions
267(1)
Further Readings
268(1)
Notes
269(1)
Confucianism
270(17)
Confucius
270(1)
Humanity (Jen)
271(2)
Propriety (Li)
273(1)
Filial Piety (Hsiao)
274(1)
Righteousness (Yi)
275(1)
Rectification of Names (Cheng-Ming)
276(1)
Governing by Virtue
276(5)
Mencius
281(2)
Hsun Tzu
283(1)
Review Questions
284(1)
Further Reading
285(1)
Notes
285(2)
Taoism: The Natural Way of Freedom
287(17)
Lao Tzu
287(3)
The Tao and Its Manifestations
290(3)
Chuang Tzu
293(8)
Review Questions
301(1)
Further Reading
302(1)
Notes
303(1)
Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony
304(20)
The Buddhist Challenge
304(1)
Neo-Confucian Beginnings
305(4)
Ch'eng Hao and Ch'eng I
309(4)
Chu Hsi
313(4)
Wang Yang-Ming
317(3)
Tai Chen
320(1)
Review Questions
321(1)
Further Reading
322(1)
Notes
323(1)
Recent Chinese Philosophical Thought
324(19)
K'ang Yu-wei
325(1)
Chang Tung-sun
326(2)
Hsiung Shih-li
328(3)
Fung Yu-lan
331(3)
Mao Tse-tung
334(3)
Post-Mao Thought
337(3)
Review Questions
340(1)
Further Reading
340(1)
Notes
341(2)
Glossary 343(5)
Pronunciation Guide 348(7)
Index 355


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