The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

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Jay L. Garfield, William Edelglass
OUP USA, Jun 9, 2011 - Philosophy - 633 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy provides the advanced student or scholar a set of introductions to each of the world's major non-European philosophical traditions. It offers the non-specialist a way in to unfamiliar philosophical texts and methods and the opportunity to explore non-European philosophical terrain and to connect her work in one tradition to philosophical ideas or texts from another. Sections on Chinese Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, East Asian Philosophy, African Philosophy, and Recent Trends in Global Philosophy are each edited by an expert in the field. Each section includes a general introduction and a set of authoritative articles written by leading scholars, designed to provide the non-specialist a broad overview of a major topic or figure. This volume is an invaluable aid to those who would like to pursue philosophy in a global context, and to those who are committed to moving beyond Eurocentrism in academic philosophy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
CHINESE PHILOSOPHY
7
NONBUDDHIST INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
107
INDOTIBETAN BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY
185
JAPANESE AND KOREAN PHILOSOPHY
295
ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
387
PHILOSOPHY IN AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
459
RECENT TRENDS IN GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY
543
Index
611
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Jay Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Logic Program and of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program at Smith College, Professor in the graduate faculty of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Professor ofPhilosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. William Edelglass is Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Marlboro College.

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