9780195189810

Classic Asian Philosophy A Guide to the Essential Texts

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195189810

  • ISBN10:

    0195189817

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, andexplaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions throughout the text, clarifying where necessary, and added a new chapter on al-Arabi's The Bezels of Wisdom, a classic of Islamic Sufism.

Author Biography


Joel J. Kupperman is Professor of Philosophy at University of Connecticut, and the author of Ethics and Qualities of Life (Oxford, 2006), and Six Myths About the Good Life (2006), among other books.

Table of Contents

The Upanishads
3(20)
The Dhammapada
23(20)
The Bhagavad Gita
43(17)
The Bezels of Wisdom
60(16)
Confucius
76(19)
Mencius
95(18)
Daodejing (Tao Te Ching)
113(20)
The Zhuangzi
133(17)
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
150(19)
Classic Asian Philosophies as Guides to Life
169(12)
Index 181

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