Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times

Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times

by Kevin Burns

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Overview

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789506532
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 362,213
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
Charvaka
Vardhamana
Buddhism in India
The Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
The Six Orthodox Systems of Indian Philosophy
Gautama
What is a Sutra?
Kanada
Kapila
Patanjali
Jaimini
Badarayana
The Three Gunas
Th Bhagavad Gita
Nagarjuna
Vasubandhu
Gaudapada
Shankara
Ramanuja
Madhva
Vivekananda
Mohandas Gandhi

PART II: THE MIDDLE EAST
ZOROASTRIANISM AND ISLAM
Islamic Philosophy: Introduction
Zoroaster (Zarathustra)
Rabi'ah al' Adawiyah
Al-Kindi
Al-Hallaj
Some Sayings Attributed to Al-Hallaj
Al-Farabi
Al-Ash'ari
Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
Al-Ghazali
Acerroês (Ibn Rushd)
Rumi
Ibn Khaldun

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)
Huineng
Fazang (Fa Tsang)
Zhang Zai
Zhuxi (Chu Hsi)
Wang Yangming
Dai Zhen (Tai Chen)
Desire
Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-Tung)
Korean Philosophy
Japanese Philosophy
Honen
Shinran
Eisai
Dogen
Nichiren
Nishida Kitaro

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