Fifty Eastern Thinkers

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 425 pages
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Annotation. This new and expanded update of the popular Thirty-five Oriental Philosophersis an accessible introduction to the most prominent figures in Eastern thought, from earliest times to the present day.

From traditional philosophers such as Confucius and Zoroaster, to modern thinkers such as Fung Youlan and the present Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, the authors cover the development of each thinker's philosophy and analyze his essential ideas. This useful reference also features introductions discussing the major eastern philosophical traditions, and a glossary of key terms. Students beginning to study Asian philosophy, and anyone with an interest in the subject will find this an invaluable handbook on the thinkers and main tenets of eastern thought.
 

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Excellent summaries of some of the key philosophers, thinkers, and movers from India, Arabia, China, Korean, and Japan. The summaries and commentary are concise, clear, and explain some of the life ... Read full review

Contents

Islamic Philosophy
11
AlFarabi 870950 CE
25
Ibn Rushd 11261198 CE
43
Iqbal 18761938 CE
56
Vardhamana Mahavira 599527 BCE
69
Badarayana 2nd century BCE
87
Vasubandhu 45th century CE
103
Sankara 788820 CE
120
Mozi Mo Tzu 5th century BCE
226
Laozi Lao Tzu 4th century BCE
240
Hanfeizi Han Fei Tzu c 280233 BCE
254
Fazang Fa Tsang 643712 CE
272
Dai Zhen Tai Chen 17241777 CE
288
Xiong Shili Hsiung ShiLi 18831968 CE
301
Korean Philosophy
319
Japanese Philosophy
335

Ramanuja 10161100 CE
126
Vivekamnda 18631902 CE
140
Aurobindo 18721950 CE
158
Tibetan Philosophy
179
Milarepa 10521135 CE
193
Chinese Philosophy
211
Dogen 12001253 CE
339
Bankei 16221693 CE
358
Nishida 18701945 CE
378
Nishitani 19001991 CE
396
General bibliography
413
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Collinson is a lecturer in Philosophy at the Open University.

Plant is a lecturer in Philosophy at the Open Unviersity.

Wilkinson teaches at Open University in Scotland.

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