From Africa to Zen :

Solomon, Robert C.

From Africa to Zen : An Invitation to World Philosophy. - 2nd ed. - 1 online resource (329 pages)

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- 1 - Understanding Order: The Chinese Perspective -- MEANINGS OF ORDER -- THE PEOPLE OF THE HAN -- DISMANTLING THE STEREOTYPES -- NOTES -- 2 - Ways of Japanese Thinking -- THE MAJOR SOURCES: SHINTO, CONFUCIANISM, BUDDHISM -- THE WAY OF THE SWORD -- ARTS OF THE HAND -- NOH DRAMA: POETRY, MUSIC, DANCE -- PROJECTIONS IN A WESTERN MEDIUM: THE ART OF FILM -- MISHIMA'S ENDS -- NOTES -- 3 - Traditional American Indian Attitudes toward Nature -- PROBLEMS OF UNITY AND METHOD -- THE WESTERN WORLDVIEW AS AN INTELLECTUAL FOIL -- AMERICAN INDIAN ANIMISM -- THE ETHICS OF THE MULTISPECIES SOCIETY -- THE PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN WORLDVIEW -- NOTES -- 4 - Pre-Columbian and Modern Philosophical Perspectives in Latin America -- PRECOLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN COSMOLOGIES -- THE COLONIAL PERIOD -- THE MODERN PERIOD -- NOTES -- GLOSSARY -- 5 - Arabic Philosophy -- THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF ISLAM -- ARABIC PHILOSOPHY -- NOTES -- 6 - Jewish Philosophy -- EARLY JEWISH PHILOSOPHY -- MEDIEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHY -- MOSES MAIMONIDES -- KABBALAH AND MYSTICISM -- MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY -- KEY ISSUES IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- GUIDE TO FURTHER READING -- 7 - Persian Philosophy -- PERSIAN HISTORY -- PERSIAN THOUGHT IN PRE-ISLAMIC TIMES -- PERSIAN POST-ISLAMIC THOUGHT -- THE PERIPATETIC SCHOOLS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC THEOLOGY -- NOTES -- 8 - The Myth of Authenticity: Personhood, Traditional Culture, and African Philosophy -- THE "BLACK SOUL," COLONIALISM, AND AUTHENTICITY -- PERSONHOOD IN TRADITIONAL AFRICAN CULTURE -- PLAYING WITH BLACK DOLLS: CULTURAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL AUTHENTICITY -- BREAKING THE BLACK DOLLS, BUT PLAYING WITH THE PIECES: A CRITIQUE OF CULTURAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL AUTHENTICITY -- CULTURAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL AUTHENTICITY AS RACIAL MYTH. NOTES -- GLOSSARY OF YORUBA TERMS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INTRODUCTORY TEXTS IN AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY -- 9 - Indian Philosophies -- A BRIEF HISTORY OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY -- YOGA AND "ANALYSIS" -- EARLY BUDDHISM -- JAINISM -- MAHĀYĀNA BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHIES -- VEDANTA -- "EXEGESIS" -- THE MATERIALIST SKEPTICS -- ATOMISM AND REALIST "LOGIC" -- THE CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES -- APPENDIX A: GUIDE TO SANSKRIT PRONUNCIATION -- APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY OF SANSKRIT TERMS -- APPENDIX C: A CHRONOLOGY OF SELECTED WORKS AND AUTHORS -- GUIDE TO FURTHER READING -- 10 - Buddhist Philosophy as a Buddhist Practice -- THE MIDDLE PATH AS COUNTERPHILOSOPHY -- THE THREE DIMENSIONS OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY AS PRACTICE -- BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY AND CREATIVITY -- 11 - Ngå Whakaaro Måori: Måori Philosophy -- MÅORI "PHILOSOPHY"? -- SOME BASIC CONCEPTS OF MAORI PHILOSOPHY -- MODERN DEVELOPMENTS -- CONCLUSION -- NOTES -- 12 - Esoteric Philosophy -- ESOTERIC AND EXOTERIC IN GREEK PHILOSOPHY -- ESOTERICISM IN THE CHRISTIAN WEST -- ESOTERICISM IN THE RENAISSANCE AND MODERN WEST -- NOTES -- About the Contributors.

In the second edition of this groundbreaking text in non-Western philosophy, sixteen experts introduce some of the great philosophical traditions in the world. The essays unveil exciting, sophisticated philosophical traditions that are too often neglected in the western world. The contributors include the leading scholars in their fields, but they write for students coming to these concepts for the first time. Building on revisions and updates to the original, this new edition also considers three philosophical traditions for the first time-Jewish, Buddhist, and South Pacific (Maori) philosophy.

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