Thirty-five Oriental Philosophers

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Routledge, 1994 - Philosophy - 205 pages
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This is an introduction to the several philosophical traditions usually referred to as oriental. It offers close analysis of the key works of central figures in the traditions concerned: those of Zoroastrianism, Islam, India, Tibet, China and Japan, from the earliest times to the present day. The volume contains essays on individual philosophers, outlining the central themes of their philosophy, with lists of their major works and suggestions for further reading. The philosophers chosen are of central importance to the tradition concerned and regularly figure in courses on eastern philosophy, religion or culture. Each major section is prefaced by a short sub-introduction which indicates the place of the philosopher in the tradition concerned, and indicates how the various traditions have interacted over time. Areas with specially high profile in the West such as Islam and Zen receive extended treatment.

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Collinson teaches at Open University.

Wilkinson teaches at Open University in Scotland.

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