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  • Bushidoby Inazo Nitobe

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 5.99

    Bushido , often translated as Way of the Warrior , came from the Samurai way of life and moral code. It emphasized loyalty, skill, moderation and honor, and became a widespread influence throughout Japan. In Shogakukan Kokugo Daijiten , the Japanese dictionary, "Bushido is defined as a unique philosophy ( ronri ) that spread through the warrior... more...

  • Freedom from the Knownby J Krishnamurti

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.27

    Born in poverty in India, Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) became a leading spiritual and philosophical thinker whose ideas continue to influence us today. George Bernard Shaw declared that he was the most beautiful human being he had ever seen and Aldous Huxley was one of his close friends. Whether debating politics with Nehru, discussing theories... more...

  • Reverenceby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    This short, elegiac volume makes an impassioned case for the fundamental importance of the forgotten virtue of reverence, and how awe for things greater than oneself can--indeed must--be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity. Ranging widely over diverse cultural terrain--from Philip Larkin to ancient Greek poetry, from... more...

  • Soul of the Samuraiby Thomas Cleary

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Modern translations of three classic works of Zen & Bushido In Soul of the Samurai respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese samurai master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher Takuan Soho. The three works of Zen Bushido translated in Soul of the... more...

  • The Tiger's Cave & Otherby Trevor Leggett

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    What happens when a young Zen monk makes a terrible mistake at a public ceremony? What sort of reception does a well-known abbot get today when he visits his old teacher? The answers to these questions can be found in this fascinating translation of Japanese Zen texts by Trevor Leggett. From historical incidents to classes Zen commentaries, this is... more...

  • Classic Asian Philosophyby Joel J. Kupperman

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    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, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions... more...

  • Anthology of Philosophyin Persiaby S. H. Nasr; Mehdi Aminrazavi

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity.The term 'philosophy' is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics... more...

  • Degrees of Excellenceby Arzina R. Lalani

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 47.00

    One of the most distinguished scholars of his time, Ahmad b. Ibrahim al-Naysaburi lived during the height of Fatimid rule in Egypt. He came from Nishapur, the centre of the Ismaili da?wa in Khurasan, a thriving centre of learning particularly noted for its use of rationalistic philosophy. Several important works are accredited to him, but it is the... more...

  • Language and Realityby Johannes Bronkhorst

    BRILL 2011; US$ 125.00

    This book explores the conviction shared by almost all Indian philosophers regarding the close connection between language and reality. It shows that the main currents of Indian philosophy can be understood as answers to a problem that this conviction entailed. more...

  • An Introduction to Buddhist Psychologyby Padmasiri De Silva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 44.00

    An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology is a lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, consciousness and behaviour, motivation,... more...