Author: P.T. RajuPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 364ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120809857
This classic comparative study of the world’s three great philosophies – Western (including Jewish), Indian, and Chinese – surveys the three philosophical traditions from their beginnings to the present time. However, in examining the traditions, Professor Raju has been less occupied with separate doctrines and individual thinkers than with essential characteristics and general trends. He has analyzed and compared these features within the traditions and explored the parallels and divergencies among them.For the general interested reader, the interchange among the philosophies will be especially valuable. For the student of religion and of philosophy, the work is a standard guide and reference work.
PrefaceGeneral IntroductionWESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THE STRUGGLE FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE OUTWARD:IntroductionGreek philosophyHellenistic and Neo-Platonic PhilosophiesMedieval PhilosophyModern PhilosophyPost-Hegeliean and Contemporary TrendsSummary of General CharacteristicsCHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN MINDFULNESS:IntroductionGrowth of Chinese PhilosophyReference to Ideal Man as authorityEarly PhilosophersHan PhilosophiesThe Revival of TaoismBuddhismNeo-ConfucianismChi’ng Neo-ConfucianismThe New Text School of the Chi’ng Dynasty and The Advent of the WestContemporary ThoughtSummary of General CharacteristicsINDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND EXPLICATION OFINWARDNESS: IntroductionGrowth of Indian ReligionStages of Philosophical DevelopmentVedic and Non-Vedic StrandsEpics as Full Philosophies of LifeDevelopment of Vedic Thought from Polytheistic Outwardness to Monistic InwardnessCentral Ideas of the UpanisadsCarvaka Materialism and HedonismJainismBuddhismNyaya and Vaisesika SchoolsSankhyan and YogaMimamsaVedantaSummary of General CharacteristicsAppendix: Meanings and uses of Term MayaCOMPARISONS AND REFLECTIONS:Evaluation of Traditions and Its Principles Beginnings of PhilosophySchweitzer’s Views and the Three TraditionsSimilarities and DifferencesSubject Matter of Comparative PhilosophyComparative Philosophy and Philosophical SynthesisAim of Comparative PhilosophyApproaches to Comparative PhilosophyA Comment on the View of George MischStandpoints of the Three TraditionsFurther Evaluation of StandpointsAspects in Need of ExpansionAPPENDIXESChronological TableGlossary of Indian and Chinese TermsIndex