Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples: India, China, Tibet, Japan

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1991 - Philosophy - 712 pages
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Ways of thinking of Eastern people is a comperative study of ways of thinking of major peoples of Asia. It has been widely admitted that this is the first attempt to give a survey and analysis of ways of thinking of Asians, which differ with peoples. The author has chiefly centered in pointing out features of Indian ways of thinking, as well as Chinese, Japanese and Tibetian ones. His knowledge of Asian traditions, as well as wounderful command of various languages of Asia, being combined , have made this attempt quite successful and reliable in the scholarly sense.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Thinking of East Asian Peoples Universal and Particular
32
Chapter
41
Preference for the Negative
52
The Concept of the Unity of All Things
67
Subjective Comprehension of Personality
87
Primacy of the Universal Self over the Individual Self
93
Subservience to Universals
107
Formal Conformity
226
The Tendency towards Practicality
233
Individualism
247
Esteem for Hierarchy
259
Esteem for Nature
277
Reconciling and Harmonizing Tendencies
284
Introduction
297
dividual
316

Alienation from the Objective Natural World
130
The Introspective Character of Indian Thought
152
The Spirit of Tolerance and Conciliation
168
Introduction
175
NonDevelopment of Abstract Thought
185
Emphasis on the Particular
196
Conservatism Expressed in Exaltation of Antiquity
204
sical Way of Thinking Influence of the Reception of Bud
214
Introduction
345
The Tendency to Emphasize a Limited Social Nexus
407
NonRationalistic Tendencies
531
Problem of Shamanism
577
Notes
588
Index
691
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