"Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself"
This Golden Rule of morality espoused by Confucius is just one of the many maxims that originate from Eastern philosophy. From Daoism to Islam, and from The Buddha to Zoroaster, the Eastern world contains some of the most ancient and influential approaches to philosophy that exist to date.
Spanning from 1200 BCE to the present day, this fascinating guide covers a wide breadth of Eastern thinkers including Muhammad, Gandhi and Mao Zedong. These individuals and their philosophical concepts are introduced in a lively and lucid narrative with fascinating biographical detail.
Packed with wisdom spanning thousands of years, Eastern Philosophy introduces some unique approaches to some of life's great questions.
|Publisher:||Arcturus Publishing Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Kevin Burns was educated in Ireland and York and studied Art before reading English at Oxford. He is particularly interested in Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit and the history of ideas.
Table of Contents
PART I: INDIA
Indian Philosophy: Introduction
The Principle Upanishads: Various authors
Buddhism in India
The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
The Six Orthodox Systems of Indian Philosophy
What is a Sutra?
The Three Gunas
Th Bhagavad Gita
PART II: THE MIDDLE EAST
ZOROASTRIANISM AND ISLAM
Islamic Philosophy: Introduction
Rabi'ah al' Adawiyah
Some Sayings Attributed to Al-Hallaj
Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
Acerroês (Ibn Rushd)
PART III: THE FAR EAST
CHINA, KOREA AND JAPAN
Chinese Philosophy: Introduction
Confucius (Kongfuzi, K'ung Fu-Tzu)
The Rectification of Names
Mozi (Mo Tzu)
Laozi (Lao Tzu)
Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
Mencius (Mengzi, Menge K'e)
Xunzi (Hsun Tzu)
Hanfeizi (Han Fei Tzu)
Fazang (Fa Tsang)
Zhuxi (Chu Hsi)
Dai Zhen (Tai Chen)
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-Tung)