Oriental Enlightenment: The Encounter Between Asian and Western Thought

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 273 pages
What is the place of Eastern thought - Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism - in the Western intellectual tradition? Oriental Enlightenment shows how, despite current talk of 'globalization', there is still a reluctance to accept that the West could have borrowed anything of significance from the East, and explores a critique of the 'orientalist' view that we must regard any study of the East through the lens of Western colonialism and domination.
Oriental Enlightenment provides a lucid introduction to the fascination Eastern thought has exerted on Western minds since the Renaissance.
 

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Contents

some conjectures
16
the age of Enlightenment
37
the age of Romanticism
54
the nineteenth century
71
EastWest encounter in the twentieth century
95
Philosophical encounters
112
Religious dialogue
130
Psychological interpretations
149
Scientific and ecological speculations
165
Reflections and reorientations
181
Orientalism and postmodernity
210
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