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Introduction To Comparative Philosophy
Introduction To Comparative Philosophy

Introduction To Comparative Philosophy

by P.T. Raju

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

9788120809857 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 364

Binding

Hardcover

P.T. Raju

Author: P.T. Raju
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 364
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120809857

Description

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.

Contents

Preface

General Introduction


WESTERN PHILOSOPHY AND THE STRUGGLE FOR
THE LIBERATION OF THE OUTWARD:
Introduction
Greek philosophy
Hellenistic and Neo-Platonic Philosophies
Medieval Philosophy
Modern Philosophy
Post-Hegeliean and Contemporary Trends
Summary of General Characteristics


CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN MINDFULNESS:
Introduction
Growth of Chinese Philosophy
Reference to Ideal Man as authority
Early Philosophers
Han Philosophies
The Revival of Taoism
Buddhism
Neo-Confucianism
Chi’ng Neo-Confucianism
The New Text School of the Chi’ng Dynasty and
The Advent of the West
Contemporary Thought
Summary of General Characteristics


INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND EXPLICATION OF
INWARDNESS:
Introduction
Growth of Indian Religion
Stages of Philosophical Development
Vedic and Non-Vedic Strands
Epics as Full Philosophies of Life
Development of Vedic Thought from
Polytheistic Outwardness to Monistic Inwardness
Central Ideas of the Upanisads
Carvaka Materialism and Hedonism
Jainism
Buddhism
Nyaya and Vaisesika Schools
Sankhyan and Yoga
Mimamsa
Vedanta
Summary of General Characteristics
Appendix: Meanings and uses of Term Maya


COMPARISONS AND REFLECTIONS:
Evaluation of Traditions and Its Principles
Beginnings of Philosophy
Schweitzer’s Views and the Three Traditions
Similarities and Differences
Subject Matter of Comparative Philosophy
Comparative Philosophy and Philosophical Synthesis
Aim of Comparative Philosophy
Approaches to Comparative Philosophy
A Comment on the View of George Misch
Standpoints of the Three Traditions
Further Evaluation of Standpoints
Aspects in Need of Expansion


APPENDIXES
Chronological Table
Glossary of Indian and Chinese Terms

Index

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