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  • Miki Kiyoshi 1897-1945by Susan 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...

  • Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, c. 1867-1905by Swarupa Gupta

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This book opens fresh ways of rethinking colonial nationalisms, qualifying derivative, political and modernist paradigms. Introducing the category of samaj (cultural entity), it shows how indigenous socio-cultural origins were reconfigured in modern Bengali-Indian nationhood to conceptualise unities and mediate fragmentation. more...

  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 252.00

    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... 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 most... more...

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

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Quantum Soupby Chungliang Al Huang

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 24.95

    Peppered with a delicate mix of wisdom and humour, this new and enlarged edition of Quantum Soup is a light-hearted yet informative combination of happy anecdotes and traditional Chinese sensibilities in a Western setting. Every mini-essay is accompanied by the author's calligraphy and illustrations, including those appearing for the first time. more...

  • The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuanby Freya Boedicker; Martin Boedicker

    North Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 14.95

    The essence of Tai Chi Chuan lies in the rich philosophy of ancient China. While most Tai Chi practitioners are aware of the value that studying Chinese philosophy can bring to their practice, it is often difficult to pick out those texts that are most relevant to Tai Chi and connected to its development. The Philosophy of Tai Chi Chuan presents,... more...

  • Effortless Actionby Edward Slingerland

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 52.99

    This book presents a systematic account of the role of the personal spiritual ideal of wu-wei--literally "no doing," but better rendered as "effortless action"--in early Chinese thought. Edward Slingerland's analysis shows that wu-wei represents the most general of a set of conceptual metaphors having to do with a state of effortless ease and unself-consciousness.... 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...