Within the Four Seas--: Introduction to Comparative Philosophy

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Peeters Publishers, 2007 - Philosophy - 634 pages
Our world has evolved in such a way that we can no longer reduce it to just a market - it has also become an agora, where philosophers exchange world-views in order to understand one another. Europe has lost its position at the centre of the world and should stop pretending it holds the one true religion, philosophy, economy and science. Instead, we should turn our attention to fulfilling the dream of Erasmus reflected in his statement: "I wish to be a citizen of the world". First and foremost, we should learn to play fair when comparing different cultures and not rely on exlusively western criteria. This book explains how a comparative model, based on the paradigm-free axes of energy and information, accommodates the current world-views of Taoism, Buddhism and Rationalism - representing Chinese, Indian and Western heritages respectively - and shows how science and religion interrelate within such a global framework.
 

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Contents

PHILOSOPHY OF GLOBALISM GLOBALIZATION OF PHILOSOPHY
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IN SEARCH OF A COMPARATIVE
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BACK TO DAILY LIFE
521
The meaning of Eastern philosophy for the West
543
Nature in comparative light
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