The Pursuit of Comparative Aesthetics: An Interface Between East and West

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Dr. Mazhar Hussain, Robert Wilkinson
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Philosophy - 264 pages
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Ranging across cultures and time periods as diverse as ancient Greece, India, China, the modern West and Japan, the essays in this volume represent some of the most important research in comparative aesthetics.
 

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Contents

The Aesthetic Pleasure of Tragedy in Western and Indian Thought
29
Schopenhauers Aesthetics Seen from the Buddhist Point of View
39
The Concept of Purification in the Greek and Indian Theories
55
Interactions between Western and Chinese Aesthetics
113
Chinese Aesthetics and Kant
127
The Importance of Chinese Philosophy for Western Aesthetics
137
A Brief Comparative Study
145
Common Themes in Japan and
205
Japanese Aesthetics with Some Western Analogues
227
An InterCultural Problem of Western
233
Phenomenological Method in the Explanation of Japanese
249
Index
259
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Mazhar Hussain, is Associate Professor at the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University India. Robert Wilkinson is Deputy Director at the Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at The Open University, UK. He was formerly Head of Philosophy for the Open University.

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