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  • The Essential Vedantaby Eliot Deutsch

    World Wisdom 2004; US$ 9.99

    This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of the most important advaitic thinkers. The editors have filled in the appropriate background materials to make this a book through which readers... more...

  • Miki Kiyoshi 1897-1945by S C Townsend

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This biography draws upon a range of autobiographical sources and new methods of narrative interpretation in order to discover what lies behind the ideas and motivations of Miki Kiyoshi, one of the best-known and most controversial Japanese philosphers of the 1920s and 30s. more...

  • The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyanby Viren Murthy

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    Drawing on a vast array of Chinese texts, Japanese scholarship, and critical philosophy, this book offers a radical rereading of Zhang Taiyan?s philosophy, highlighting the significance of Zhang?s ideas in the context of global capitalist modernity. more...

  • Philosophy in Early Safavid Iranby Reza Pourjavady

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    This book is about a Muslim Shi?i philosopher of the early 16th century, Najm al-Din Mahmud al-Nayrizi. Educated in Shiraz, he became interested in Avicennan and Suhrawardian philosophy. Apart from Nayrizi, the present study introduces his contemporary philosophers and provides an outlines of the main philosophical challenges of the time. more...

  • Master Sun's Art of Warby Sun Tzu; Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 6.95

    “P. J. Ivanhoe is one of the English-speaking world’s foremost translators and interpreters of classical Chinese philosophical texts. His translation of the Sunzi Bingfa reads beautifully, adorned only by sobering photographic plates of the famed terracotta army of the first Qin emperor that turn one back to the text in a properly reflective... more...

  • Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophyby Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 15.95

    “This book is an introduction in the very best sense of the word. It provides the beginner with an accurate, sophisticated, yet accessible account, and offers new insights and challenging perspectives to those who have more specialized knowledge. Focusing on the period in Chinese philosophy that is surely most easily approachable and perhaps is... more...

  • The Journal of Wu Yubiby Wu Yubi; Theresa Kelleher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 11.50

    In this rare firsthand account of an individual's pursuit of sagehood, the early Ming dynasty scholar and teacher Wu Yubi chronicles his progress and his setbacks, as he strives to integrate the Neo-Confucian practices of self-examination and selfcultivation into everyday life. In more than three hundred entries, spanning much of his adult life,... more...

  • The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, Volume 4by Karl H. Potter; Gerald James Larson; Ram Shankar Bhattacharya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 86.00

    Samkhya is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, system of classical Indian philosophy. This book traces its history from the third or fourth century B. C. up through the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia as a whole will present the substance of the various Indian systems of thought to philosophers unable to read the Sanskrit and having difficulty... more...

  • Confucianismby Daniel K. Gardner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    To understand China, it is essential to understand Confucianism. First formulated in the sixth century BCE, the teachings of Confucius would come to dominate Chinese society, politics, economics, and ethics. In this Very Short Introduction, Daniel K. Gardner explores the major philosophical ideas of the Confucian tradition, showing their profound impact... more...

  • Ta Hsüeh and Chung Yungby PENGUIN GROUP (UK)

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    Set alongside The Analects and Mencius, these two texts make up the 'Four Books' of Chinese Confucian tradition. Their depiction of the 'Way of Great Learning' focuses on the moral tenets of Confucian thinking, establishing a universal framework that links individuals with the cosmos. By drawing together key ethical and philophical, and metaphysical... more...