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An Analysis of Sun Tzu's The Art of War (Hardcover): Ramon Pacheco Pardo An Analysis of Sun Tzu's The Art of War (Hardcover)
Ramon Pacheco Pardo
R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a series of lessons in the applied art of problem solving. Sun (544 BC-496 BC), an experienced general from the Warring States period of Chinese history, saw war as an inevitable problem - indeed, the ultimate problem confronting the state. The Art of War summarises his lessons on how to solve the problems raised by conflict. The work comprises a series of pithy discussions of the different strategic situations that might arise, and the best responses for each. In many ways it is a masterclass in the application of critical thinking to practical affairs. Aspiring generals are advised to 'appraise the situation' according to five separate criteria, and to plan accordingly. 'The expert at battle seeks his victory from strategic advantage', Sun writes, so every general must assess their situation from every angle, and establish not only the best way to give themselves the strategic advantage - but also of preventing the other side from giving itself the advantage. Throughout the text, Sun epitomises the qualities of a good problem solver by focusing on the nature of the problem; asking productive questions about it; and making sound decisions.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down - How to Be Calm in a Busy World (Hardcover): Haemin Sunim The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down - How to Be Calm in a Busy World (Hardcover)
Haemin Sunim; Translated by Chi-Young Kim, Haemin Sunim; Illustrated by Young-Cheol Lee
R452 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Morals and Society in Asian Philosophy (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Brian Carr Morals and Society in Asian Philosophy (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Brian Carr
R3,074 Discovery Miles 30 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection arises from the First Conference of the recently formed European Society for Asian Philosophy. It explores issues in Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Islamic philosophical traditions, both ancient and modern.
Across all philosophical traditions, Western or Asian, a central preoccupation has always been with the fundamental questions of moral and social philosophy, questions which link abstract philosophical enquiry with practical issues of how we should conduct ourselves in our personal and social life and how we can best organize our political institutions.

The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia (Hardcover, annotated edition): Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi, Seyyed Hossein Nasr The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
R3,090 Discovery Miles 30 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume gathers together the numerous essays by the Iranian metaphysician and ontologist, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, on Islamic philosophers and the intricate relationship between Persian culture and its philosophical schools. Brought together into a single volume for the first time, these essays span four decades of Nasr's prolific and learned scholarship on the development of Islamic philosophy, as well as the general history of Islam, and expound his belief that philosophy is not merely a rational but a sacred activity - a quest for the Eternal resulting from a longing within us all to return to our original, and true, selves.

Friendship East and West - Philosophical Perspectives (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Oliver Leaman Friendship East and West - Philosophical Perspectives (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Oliver Leaman
R3,082 Discovery Miles 30 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There has been renewed interest in the concept of friendship in contemporary philosophy. Many of the existing treatments of the topic have been limited to Western notions of friendship, yet there is a far wider perspective available to us through an examination of a more extended cultural examination of the topic. Cultures other than those in Christian Europe have had important and interesting observations to make on the nature of friendship, and in this collection there is treatment not only of Greek and Christian ideas of friendship, but also of Islamic, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese and Indian perspectives. A rich and extended view of the concept of friendship results from these various examinations.

China's Legalists: The Early Totalitarians - The Early Totalitarians (Hardcover): Zhengyuan Fu China's Legalists: The Early Totalitarians - The Early Totalitarians (Hardcover)
Zhengyuan Fu
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text discusses the Chinese Legalists, an ancient school of Chinese philosophy which flourished during the Period of the Hundred Contending Schools (6th-3rd century B.C.E.) The school perfected the science of government and art of statecraft to a level that would have greatly impressed Machiavelli. This period and its personalities, as well as a taste of the style and spirit of the Legalists' discourse, are made accessible to the student and general reader, placing into focus the roots of the great Chinese philosophy-as-statecraft tradition. The Legalists - most famously Li Kui, Shang Yang, Shen Buhai, Shen Dao, and Han Fei - had a great impact not only on the institutions and practices of Chinese imperial tradition but also on the Maoist totalitarianism of the People's Republic of China.

China's Legalists: The Early Totalitarians - The Early Totalitarians (Paperback): Zhengyuan Fu China's Legalists: The Early Totalitarians - The Early Totalitarians (Paperback)
Zhengyuan Fu
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text discusses the Chinese Legalists, an ancient school of Chinese philosophy which flourished during the Period of the Hundred Contending Schools (6th-3rd century B.C.E.) The school perfected the science of government and art of statecraft to a level that would have greatly impressed Machiavelli. This period and its personalities, as well as a taste of the style and spirit of the Legalists' discourse, are made accessible to the student and general reader, placing into focus the roots of the great Chinese philosophy-as-statecraft tradition. The Legalists - most famously Li Kui, Shang Yang, Shen Buhai, Shen Dao, and Han Fei - had a great impact not only on the institutions and practices of Chinese imperial tradition but also on the Maoist totalitarianism of the People's Republic of China.

The Great Synthesis of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea - The Chonon (Testament) by Chong Chedu (Hagok) (Hardcover,... The Great Synthesis of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea - The Chonon (Testament) by Chong Chedu (Hagok) (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Edward Y.J. Chung; Commentary by Edward Y.J. Chung
R2,147 Discovery Miles 21 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Translated, edited, and introduced by Edward Y. J. Chung, The Great Synthesis of Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea: The Chonon (Testament) by Chong Chedu (Hagok), is the first study in a Western language of Chong Chedu (Hagok, 1649-1736) and Korean Wang Yangming Neo-Confucianism. Hagok was an eminent philosopher who established the unorthodox Yangming school (Yangmyonghak) in Korea. This book includes an annotated scholarly translation of the Chonon (Testament), Hagok's most important and interesting work on Confucian self-cultivation. Chung also provides a comprehensive introduction to Hagok's life, scholarship, and thought, especially his great synthesis of Wang's philosophy of mind cultivation and moral practice in relation to the classical teaching of Confucius and Mencius and his critical analysis of Zhu Xi Neo-Confucianism and its Songnihak tradition. Chung concludes that Hagok was an original scholar in the Songnihak school, a great transmitter and interpreter of Yangming Neo-Confucianism in Korea, and a creative thinker whose integration of these two traditions inaugurated a distinctively Korean system of ethics and spirituality. This book sheds new light on the breadth and depth of Korean Neo-Confucianism and serves as a primary source for philosophy and East Asian studies in general and Confucian studies and Korean religion and philosophy in particular.

The Buddha and Religious Diversity (Paperback): J. Abraham Velez De Cea The Buddha and Religious Diversity (Paperback)
J. Abraham Velez De Cea
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Providing a rigorous analysis of Buddhist ways of understanding religious diversity, this book develops a new foundation for cross-cultural understanding of religious diversity in our time. Examining the complexity and uniqueness of Buddha's approach to religious pluralism using four main categories - namely exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralistic-inclusivism and pluralism - the book proposes a cross-cultural and interreligious interpretation of each category, thus avoiding the accusation of intellectual colonialism. The key argument is that, unlike the Buddha, most Buddhist traditions today, including Theravada Buddhism and even the Dalai Lama, consider liberation and the highest stages of spiritual development exclusive to Buddhism. The book suggests that the Buddha rejects many doctrines and practices found in other traditions, and that, for him, there are nonnegotiable ethical and doctrinal standards that correspond to the Dharma. This argument is controversial and likely to ignite a debate among Buddhists from different traditions, especially between conservative and progressive Buddhists. The book fruitfully contributes to the literature on inter-religious dialogue, and is of use to students and scholars of Asian Studies, World Religion and Eastern Philosophy.

Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China - Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing... Philosophy, Philology, and Politics in Eighteenth-Century China - Li Fu and the Lu-Wang School under the Ch'ing (Hardcover, New)
C. S. Huang
R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens within the Heart is the first full-length study to consider the introduction of Western technology into Japan in the eighteenth century, when, it has been assumed, that country continued to isolate itself from external influence. Timon Screech demonstrates that exposure to such Western equipment as lenses, mirrors, and glass had a profound impact on Japanese notions regarding the faculty of sight. The enormity of this paradigm shift was moreover, felt less in the area of Japanese scientific inquiry than in art and popular culture, where these devices were often depicted and used metaphorically, as commentary on prevailing social norms. Based on archival sources here published for the first time in any language, this study also sheds new light on Japanese art and its relation to the West; the relationship of science to art and popular culture; and the autonomy and/or internationalization of Japanese culture.

Indian Thought and Western Theism - The Vedanta of Ramanuja (Paperback): Martin Ganeri Indian Thought and Western Theism - The Vedanta of Ramanuja (Paperback)
Martin Ganeri
R1,201 Discovery Miles 12 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The encounter between the West and India in the modern period has also been an encounter between Western modernity and the traditions of classical Indian thought. This book is the study of one aspect this encounter, that between Western scholasticism and one classical Indian tradition of religious thought and practice: the Vedanta. In the modern period there have been many attempts to relate Western theistic traditions to classical Indian accounts of ultimate reality and the world. Parallels have usually been drawn with modern forms of Western philosophy or modern trends in theism. Modern Indological studies have continued to make substantial use of Western terms and concepts to describe and analyse Indian thought. A much-neglected area of study has been the relationship between Western scholastic theology and classical Indian thought. This book challenges existing parallels with modern philosophy of religion and forms of theism. It argues instead that there is an affinity between scholasticism and classical Indian traditions. It considers the thought of Ramanuja (traditional dates 1017-1137 CE), who developed an influential theist and realist form of Vedanta, and considers how this relates to that of the most influential of Western scholastics, Thomas Aquinas (1224/5-1274 CE). Within what remain very different traditions we can see similar methods of enquiry, as well as common questions and concerns in their accounts of ultimate reality and of the world. Arguing that there is indeed an affinity between the Western scholastic tradition and that of classical Indian thought, and suggesting a reversal of the tendencies of earlier interpretations, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian religion, Hinduism and Indian philosophy.

The Selfless Mind - Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism (Paperback): Peter Harvey The Selfless Mind - Personality, Consciousness and Nirvana in Early Buddhism (Paperback)
Peter Harvey
R1,146 Discovery Miles 11 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


This careful analysis of early Buddhist thought opens out a perspective in which no permanent Self is accepted, but a rich analysis of changing and potent mental processes is developed. Explores issues relating to self-development, moral responsibility and the between-lives period, and more.

Branding Bhakti - Krishna Consciousness and the Makeover of a Movement (Paperback): Nicole Karapanagiotis Branding Bhakti - Krishna Consciousness and the Makeover of a Movement (Paperback)
Nicole Karapanagiotis
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How do religious groups reinvent themselves in order to attract new audiences? How do they rebrand their messages and recast their rituals in order to make their followers more diverse? In Branding Bhakti, Nicole Karapanagiotis considers the new branding of the Hare Krishna Movement, or the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Known primarily for their orange robes, shaved heads, ecstatic dancing on the streets, and exuberant Hindu-style temple worship, many contemporary ISKCON groups are radically reinventing their public presentation and their style of worship in order to attract a global audience to their movement. Karapanagiotis explores their innovative and complex approaches in both the United States and India by following three new ISKCON brands aimed at gathering new followers. Each is led by a world-renowned ISKCON guru and his global disciples, and each is promoted through a mix of digital and social media and the construction of an innovative "worship-scape." These new spaces trade ISKCON's traditional temples for corporate work-life balance programs, posh yoga studios, urban spiritual lounges, edgy mantra clubs/lofts, and rural meditative retreat facilities. Branding Bhakti not only investigates the methods the ISKCON movement uses to position itself for growth but also highlights devotees' painful and complicated struggles as they work to transform their shrinking, sectarian movement into one with global religious appeal. -- Indiana University Press

Modern Frames and Premodern Themes in Indian Philosophy - Border, Self and the Other (Hardcover): A. Raghuramaraju Modern Frames and Premodern Themes in Indian Philosophy - Border, Self and the Other (Hardcover)
A. Raghuramaraju
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a fascinating examination of modern Indian philosophical thought from the margins. It considers the subject from two perspectives - how it has been understood beyond India and how Indian thinkers have treated Western ideas in the context of Indian society. The book discusses the concepts of the self, the other and the border that underline various debates on modernity. In this framework, it proposes the notion of the other as an enabler in taking cue from the lives of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. It focusses on the nature and compulsions of the colonised self, and its response to the body of unfamiliar and sometimes oppressive ideas. The study traces these themes with allusion to the works of Edward Said, Frantz Fanon and Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya and the Bhagavad Gita. The author exposes the limitations in existing theories of self, the incompatibility between the slavery of self and svaraj in ideas, how the premodern village intersects modern city and democracy, the radical challenges that confront society with its accumulated social evils, inequality, hierarchy and the need for reform and non-violence. This engaging work will be of interest to scholars and researchers of Indian philosophy, social and political philosophy, Indian political theory, postcolonialism and South Asian studies.

Early Buddhist Meditation - The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight (Hardcover): Keren Arbel Early Buddhist Meditation - The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight (Hardcover)
Keren Arbel
R3,332 Discovery Miles 33 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhanas (i.e., right samadhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhanas as states of absorption, and shows how these states are the actualization and embodiment of insight (vipassana). It proposes that the four jhanas and what we call 'vipassana' are integral dimensions of a single process that leads to awakening. Current literature on the phenomenology of the four jhanas and their relationship with the 'practice of insight' has mostly repeated traditional Theravada interpretations. No one to date has offered a comprehensive analysis of the fourfold jhana model independently from traditional interpretations. This book offers such an analysis. It presents a model which speaks in the Nikayas' distinct voice. It demonstrates that the distinction between the 'practice of serenity' (samatha-bhavana) and the 'practice of insight' (vipassana-bhavana) - a fundamental distinction in Buddhist meditation theory - is not applicable to early Buddhist understanding of the meditative path. It seeks to show that the common interpretation of the jhanas as 'altered states of consciousness', absorptions that do not reveal anything about the nature of phenomena, is incompatible with the teachings of the Pali Nikayas. By carefully analyzing the descriptions of the four jhanas in the early Buddhist texts in Pali, their contexts, associations and meanings within the conceptual framework of early Buddhism, the relationship between this central element in the Buddhist path and 'insight meditation' becomes revealed in all its power. Early Buddhist Meditation will be of interest to scholars of Buddhist studies, Asian philosophies and religions, as well as Buddhist practitioners with a serious interest in the process of insight meditation.

The Power of Hope - Thoughts on Peace and Human Rights in the Third Millennium (Paperback): Daisaku Ikeda, Adolfo Perez Esquivel The Power of Hope - Thoughts on Peace and Human Rights in the Third Millennium (Paperback)
Daisaku Ikeda, Adolfo Perez Esquivel
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Human history has been marked by the great number of people born into conditions of war, violence, oppression and social exclusion. But at the same time, this history has been shaped by the long struggle for human rights and the people who have committed themselves to the practices of solidarity and nonviolence. The Power of Hope: Thoughts on Peace and Human Rights in the Third Millennium is a dialogue between two high-profile activists and thinkers who discuss the concrete ways we can shift to a world that prioritises justice and human dignity. Adolfo Perez Esquivel - Argentinian human rights activist and winner of the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize - played a vital role in resisting military dictatorship and was arrested and tortured under the Argentine militarist government. Daisaku Ikeda is a peacebuilder, Buddhist philosopher, educator, author and poet as well as being the founding president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), the world's largest Buddhist lay organisation. Their dialogue intertwines their rich personal experiences in the struggle for human rights with wider reflections on how to make the Third Millennium the millennium of peace. The book combines rich accounts of Latin America under the brutality of the 1970s military regimes; insights from the Buddhist faith on the role of meditation for human rights activists; recognition of the crucial role of women in the practice of nonviolence; thoughts on international geopolitics and the legacies of Hiroshima; and discussion of the perilous role of globalisation in the loss of identities and ethical values.

How to Know God - The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Paperback): Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood How to Know God - The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (Paperback)
Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood
R901 Discovery Miles 9 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The aphorisms collected in this book, first published in 1953, were composed by Patanjali, a great Indian sage, over 1,500 years ago, and here translated into clear English prose. The accompanying commentary interprets the sayings for the modern world, and in doing so gives a full picture of what yoga is, what its aims are, and how it can be practised.

Mencius On The Mind        V 5 (Paperback): Mencius On The Mind V 5 (Paperback)
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Avicenna (Hardcover): L.E. Goodman Avicenna (Hardcover)
L.E. Goodman
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Of all the philosophers in the West, perhaps the best known by name and less familiar for the actual content of his ideas is the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, princely minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. In this lucidly written and witty book, L. E. Goodman a philosopher long known for his studies of Arabic thought presents a factual, pithy, and engaging account of Avicenna's philosophy.
Setting the thinker in the context of his often turbulent times and tracing the roots and influences of Avicenna's ideas, Goodman offers a factual and credible philosophical portrait of one of the world's greatest metaphysicians. The book details Avicenna's account of being as a synthesis between the seemingly irreconcilable extremes of Aristotelian eternalism and the creationism of monotheistic scripture. It examines Avicenna's distinctive theory of knowledge, his ideas on immortality and individuality, including the famous Floating Man argument, his contributions to logic, and his probing thoughts on rhetoric and poetics.
Drawing from the very latest scholarship, "Avicenna" is more than a philosophical appreciation. L. E. Goodman considers the abiding value of Avicenna's contributions, assaying his thought against the responses of his contemporaries and successors but also against our current philosophical understanding. It will have wide appeal among all Arabists and Islamicists, and among students and scholars of philosophy.

The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance - A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School... The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance - A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan" (Paperback)
David Williams
R1,154 Discovery Miles 11 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of 'the standpoint of world history and Japan' may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite Japanese opinion during the twelve months after Pearl Harbor, these subversive discussions involved four of the finest minds of the second generation of the Kyoto School of philosophy. Tainted by controversy and shrouded in conspiratorial mystery, these transcripts were never republished in Japan after the war, and they have never been translated into English except in selective and often highly biased form. David Williams has now produced the first objective, balanced and close interpretative reading of these three discussions in their entirety since 1943. This version of the wartime Kyoto School transcripts is neither a translation nor a paraphrase but a fuller rendering in reader-friendly English that is convincingly faithful to the spirit of the original texts. The result is a masterpiece of interpretation and inter-cultural understanding between the Confucian East and the liberal West. Seventy years after Tojo came to power, these documents of the Japanese resistance to his wartime government and policies exercise a unique claim on students of Japanese history and thought today because of their unrivalled revelatory potential within the vast literature on the Pacific War. The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance may therefore stand as the most trenchant analysis of the political, philosophic and legal foundations of the place of the Pacific War in modern Japanese history yet to appear in any language.

A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture - Past, Present, Future (Hardcover): David Wang A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture - Past, Present, Future (Hardcover)
David Wang
R3,838 Discovery Miles 38 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China's historic structures, as well as on modern Chinese urban aesthetics and architectural forms. For architecture in China moving forward, author David Wang posits a theory, the New Virtualism, which links current trends in computational design with long-standing Chinese philosophical themes. The book also assesses twentieth-century Chinese architecture through the lenses of positivism, consciousness (phenomenology), and linguistics (structuralism and poststructuralism). Illustrated with over 70 black-and-white images, this book establishes philosophical baselines for assessing architectural developments in China, past, present and future.

A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Paperback, New Ed): Colette Sirat A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Paperback, New Ed)
Colette Sirat
R1,307 Discovery Miles 13 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical and philosophical contexts. A comprehensive bibliography directs the reader to the texts themselves and to recent studies.

Buddhism for Beginners - A Guide to Enlightened Living (Hardcover): C.Alexander Simpkins, Annellen Simpkins Buddhism for Beginners - A Guide to Enlightened Living (Hardcover)
C.Alexander Simpkins, Annellen Simpkins
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For those searching for mindful moments or for a more engaged way of navigating life in the twenty-first century, Buddhism for Beginners opens the door to understanding Buddhism's key concepts and practices. The authors tap into their years of training and study in meditation, martial arts and Eastern philosophy to bring readers a comprehensive introduction to the spiritual tenets and attainments that mark the pathway to enlightenment. In this new hardcover edition, the authors explain in clear and simple terms: The history of Buddhism The key themes and belief systems (the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Mahayana, nirvana and more) Ways of integrating Buddhist principles and philosophy into the everyday The organizing notions and overarching thesis of Buddhism: to live fully aware in the moment, to see things as they truly are, and to recognize yourself as part of the whole Buddhism's relevance today Buddhism for Beginners then completes this introduction to meditation and mindful moments by offering simple exercises, practices and prompts reflective and supportive of the Buddhist teachings and tenets laid out in the volume, including filling- and clearing-the-mind meditations, performing acts of compassion and inner-peace and conflict-resolution exercises. An essential purchase for people looking to integrate Buddhist principles into their lives or for those seeking a more meaningful, mindful or meditative path.

Averroes and His Philosophy (Hardcover): Oliver Leaman Averroes and His Philosophy (Hardcover)
Oliver Leaman
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Despite his important stature in the history of philosophy, Averroes is a thinker whose work has been left largely unexplored in this century. It is the aim of this book to rectify this omission, and to argue that his philosophical output is of considerable philosophical as well as historical significance.

New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China - The Construction of a Discourse (Paperback): Jesus Sole-Farras New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China - The Construction of a Discourse (Paperback)
Jesus Sole-Farras
R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores how Confucian thought, which was the ideological underpinning of traditional, imperial China, is being developed and refined into a New Confucianism relevant for the twenty-first century. It traces the development of Confucian thought, examines significant new texts, and shows how New Confucianism relates to various spheres of life, how it informs views on key philosophical issues, and how it affects personal conduct. Starting by exploring the philosophical and ideological principles of New Confucianism, the book goes on to explain how New Confucianism is a collective process of continuous creation and recreation, an incessant and evolving discourse. It argues that New Confucianism, unlike its earlier manifestation, is more accommodating of a plurality of ideologies in the world; and that understanding Confucianism and how it is developing is essential for understanding contemporary China.

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