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  • The Gulistan of Sa'diby Sa'di; James Ross

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This masterpiece of Persian literature is a fascinating glimpse into the origins of one of the world's most venerable cultural traditions. Penned by one of the foremost Persian thinkers of the early medieval era, The Gulistan of Sa'di is a whirlwind tour through the political and intellectual issues of the period, ranging from advice for rulers... more...

  • 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...

  • Readings in Later Chinese Philosophyby Justin Tiwald; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.50

    An exceptional contribution to the teaching and study of Chinese thought, this anthology provides fifty-eight selections arranged chronologically in five main sections: Han Thought, Chinese Buddhism, Neo-Confucianism, Late Imperial Confucianism, and the Twentieth Century. The editors have selected writings that have been influential, that are philosophically... more...

  • Mensch und Tier vor dem König der Dschinnenby Ihwan; Giese; Giese

    Felix Meiner Verlag 1990; US$ 60.49

    Ein philosophisches Lehrstück aus der arabischen Literatur des Mittelalters, in dem der Anspruch des Menschen auf die Krone der Schöpfung thematisiert und sein Dasein schärfster Kritik unterzogen wird.   Reihe Philosophische Bibliothek - Band 433 more...

  • Sword and Psycheby M.J. Sullivan

    Double Dragon Publishing 2001; US$ 5.99

    The book includes the Hachi Genri, Seiho Gendai Budo Nyumon, (Eight Principles, Seiho's Introduction to Modern Budo); Sword and Psyche: Religious Influences on the Psychology of Japanese Swordsmanship; the names and kanji of the waza of Eishin-ryu iai, with commentary on each; a collection of short articles on related subjects; a list of all Japanese... more...

  • The Book of Teaby Okakura Kakuzo

    Double Dragon Publishing 2001; US$ 5.99

    Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism--Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates... more...

  • Tao Te Chingby Stephen Mitchell

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living and one of the wonders of the world. In eighty-one brief chapters, the Tao Te Ching llods at the basic predicatment of being alive and gives advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit. This book is about wisdom in action. It teaches... more...

  • Philosophical Enquiries and Pretentious Postulationsby Charlotte Hathaway

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 5.99

    Philosophy, from Ancient Greek, philosophia, meaning 'love of wisdom'... Can you ever be in the wrong place at the right time? If 299,792,458 m/s is the speed of light, what is the speed of dark? Do you get lost in thought because it is such unfamiliar territory? How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink? How much deeper would the ocean be... more...

  • Cultivating Personhood: Kant and Asian Philosophyby Stephen R. Palmquist

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    Authors from all over the world unite in an effort to cultivate dialogue between Asian and Western philosophy. The papers forge a new, East-West comparative path on the whole range of issues in Kant studies. The concept of personhood, crucial for both traditions, serves as a springboard to address issues such as knowledge acquisition and education,... more...

  • Struggling with the Philosopherby Muhammad al-Shahrastani; Toby Mayer; Wilferd Madelung

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 29.00

    Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani was one of the most learned and enigmatic scholars of medieval Islam. In his work, 'Kitab al-Musara'a' ('Struggling with the Philosopher'), which is published here in English translation (together with its original Arabic text) for the first time, al-Shahrastani gives a detailed critique of the metaphysics of... more...