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  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99

    This title offers a complete annotated translation of the 'Fengdao Keije', accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view. more...

  • Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism in Early Chinese Philosophyby Bryan van Norden

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 42.00

    This 2007 book examines early Confucianism as a form of virtue ethics and Mohism as a version of consequentialism. more...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...

  • Pierre Gassendi and the Birth of Early Modern Philosophyby Antonia LoLordo

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 38.00

    A comprehensive treatment of the seventeenth-century philosopher Pierre Gassendi. more...

  • Taoismby Hsiao-Lan Hu; William Allen

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    A Chinese mystical philosophy, Taoism was founded by Lao-tzu in the sixth century B.C. Taoism is a way of life promoting the "Tao" as a force that flows through all sentient beings. When the Tao is in balance, perfect happiness is possible. more...

  • Confucianismby Rodney Taylor

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 35.00

    The volumes in the new series Religions of the World surveys religions that have had a major impact on the history of the world and that continue to play a role in relationships between nations and ethnic groups. All aspects--including roots and founding, primary beliefs and cultural activities, the way the faiths are viewed by the rest of the world,... more...

  • Daodejingby Laozi; Edmund Ryden; Benjamin Penny

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. - ;'Of... more...

  • Natural Theologyby William Paley; Matthew D. Eddy; David Knight

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition reprints the original text of 1802, and sets the book in the context of the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates of the nineteenth century. - ;'The consciousness of knowing little, need... more...

  • The Reformed Objection to Natural Theologyby Michael Sudduth

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 119.95

    Michael Sudduth examines three prominent objections to natural theology that have emerged in the Reformed streams of the Protestant theological tradition: objections from the immediacy of our knowledge of God, the noetic effects of sin, and the logic of theistic arguments. Distinguishing between the project of natural theology and particular models... more...

  • Confucian Political Ethicsby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    For much of the twentieth century, Confucianism was condemned by Westerners and East Asians alike as antithetical to modernity. Internationally renowned philosophers, historians, and social scientists argue otherwise in Confucian Political Ethics . They show how classical Confucian theory--with its emphasis on family ties, self-improvement, education,... more...