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History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback, New edition): Oliver Leaman, Seyyed Hossein Nasr History of Islamic Philosophy (Paperback, New edition)
Oliver Leaman, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Islamic philosophy has often been treated as being largely of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophical study. This volume successfully overturns that view. Emphasising the living nature and rich diversity of the subject, it examines the main thinkers and schools of thought, discusses the key concepts of Islamic philosophy and covers a vast geographical area. This indispensable reference tool includes a comprehensive bibliography and an extensive index.

Love for Imperfect Things - How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection (Hardcover): Haemin Sunim Love for Imperfect Things - How to Accept Yourself in a World Striving for Perfection (Hardcover)
Haemin Sunim; Translated by Deborah Smith, Haemin Sunim; Illustrated by Lisk Feng 1
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Tao Te Ching - Bilingual Edition, English and Chinese (Paperback): Lionel Giles Tao Te Ching - Bilingual Edition, English and Chinese (Paperback)
Lionel Giles; Edited by Dragon Reader; Lao Tzu
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Epistemology - Indian Philosophy (Hardcover): Roy W. Perrett Epistemology - Indian Philosophy (Hardcover)
Roy W. Perrett
R3,341 Discovery Miles 33 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Contents:
Mohanty, J N, A Fragment of the Indian Philosophical Tradition - Theory of Pramana, Philosophy East and West 38 [1988]
Sidcrits, Mark, Nagarjuna as Anti-Realist, Journal of Indian Philosophy 16 [1988]
Mohanty, Jitendranath, Introduction, Gungesa's Theory of Truth, 2nd rev. ed. [Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1989]
Katsura, Shoryu, Dharmakirti's Theory of Truth, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 12 [1984]
Potter, Karl H, Does Indian Epistemiology Concern Justififed True Belief?, Journal of Indian Philosophy 12 [1984]
Matilal, B K, Knowing That One Knows, Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 8 [1988]
Bhattacharyya, Kalidas, The Indian Concepts of Knowledge and Self, (Second Installment) Our Heritage (Calcutta) 3 [1955]
Phillips, Stephen H, Padmapada's Illusion Argument, Philosophy East and West 37 [1987]
Ram-Prasad, C, Dreams and Reality: The Sankarite Critique of Vijnanavada, Philosophy East and West 43 [1993]
Ram-Prasad, C, Dreams and the Coherence of Experience: An Anti-Idealist Critique from Classical Indian Philosophy, American Philosophical Quarterly 32 [1995]
Potter, Karl H, Astitva Jneyaiva Abhidheyatva, Weiner Zeitschrift fur die Kunde Sud-und Ostasiens und Archiv fur Indische Philosophie 12 [1968]
Shaw, J L, The Nyaya on Existence, Knowability and Nameability, Journal of Indian Philosophy, 5 [1978]
Perrett, Roy W, Is Whatever Exists Knowable and Nameable?, Philosophy East and West 49 [1999]
Chakrabarti, Arindam, On Knowing by Being Told, Philosophy East and West 42 [1992]
Mohanty, J N, The Nyaya Theory of Doubt,Visva Bharati Journal of Philosophy 3 [1965]

Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy (Paperback, New Ed): Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy (Paperback, New Ed)
Brian Carr, Indira Mahalingam
R2,201 Discovery Miles 22 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


The Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy is a unique one-volume reference work which makes a broad range of richly varied philosophical, ethical and theological traditions accessible to a wide audience.
The Companion is divided into 6 sections, each of which covers a specific tradition within Asian Philosophy including Persian, Indian, Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese and Islamic. Within each section the chapters cover such important areas as origins of the tradition, approaches to logic and languages, positions on morals and society as well as histories of the lives of influential thinkers. In addition, the final chapter of each section provides unique coverage of current trends in that particular philosophical tradition. each.
Key features
* Collaboration between internationally renowned Asian and Western scholars provides unique perspectives on Asian philosophy
* Contains comprehensive bibliographies and suggestions for further reading
The Companion is a crucial reference tool for students and scholars working in a very broad range of fields including philosophy, theology and a variety of area studies, including Asian, Indian and Middle Eastern studies, as well as being a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in any of the traditions covered.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203013506

Interpreting Maimonides - Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy (Paperback, New edition): Marvin Fox Interpreting Maimonides - Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy (Paperback, New edition)
Marvin Fox
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions and addresses the dialectical tension in his work between the claims of reason and revelation.

The Propensity of Things - Toward a History of Efficacy in China (Paperback, New Ed): Francois Jullien The Propensity of Things - Toward a History of Efficacy in China (Paperback, New Ed)
Francois Jullien; Translated by Janet Lloyd
R545 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R83 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book, his first to appear in English, French sinologist Francois Jullien uses the Chinese concept of shi-meaning disposition or circumstance, power or potential-as a touchstone to explore Chinese culture and to uncover the intricate structure underlying Chinese modes of thinking. In this strikingly original contribution to our understanding of Chinese philosophy, Francois Julien, a French sinologist whose work has not yet appeared in English, uses the Chinese concept of shi-meaning disposition or circumstance, power or potential-as a touchstone to explore Chinese culture and to uncover the intricate and coherent structure underlying Chinese modes of thinking. A Hegelian prejudice still haunts studies of ancient Chinese civilization: Chinese thought, never able to evolve beyond a cosmological point of view, with an indifference to any notion of telos, sought to interpret reality solely on the basis of itself. In this groundbreaking study, prejudices toward the simplicity and "naivete" of Chinese thought, Hegelian and otherwise, are dismantled one by one to reveal the intricate and coherent structure underlying Chinese modes of thinking and representing reality. Jullien begins with a single Chinese term, shi, whose very ambivalence and disconcerting polysemy, on the one hand, and simple efficacy, on the other, defy the order of a concept. Yet shi insinuates itself into the ordering and conditioning of reality in all its manifold and complex representations. Because shi neither gave rise to any coherent, general analysis nor figured as one of the major concepts among Chinese thinkers, Jullien follows its appearance from one field to another: from military strategy to politics; from the aesthetics of calligraphy and painting to the theory of literature; and from reflection on history to "first philosophy." At the point where these various domains intersect, a fundamental intuition assumed self-evident for centuries emerges, namely, that reality - every kind of reality - may be perceived as a particular deployment or arrangement of things to be relied upon and worked to one's advantage. Art or wisdom, as conceived by the Chinese, lies in strategically exploiting the propensity that emanates from this particular configuration of reality.

Kundalini -- An Untold Story - A Himalayan Mystic's Insight into the Power of Kundalini and Chakra Sadhana (Paperback): Om... Kundalini -- An Untold Story - A Himalayan Mystic's Insight into the Power of Kundalini and Chakra Sadhana (Paperback)
Om Swami
R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Emptiness Appraised - A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy (Hardcover): David F. Burton Emptiness Appraised - A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy (Hardcover)
David F. Burton
R3,079 Discovery Miles 30 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown to be unconvincing.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - The Book of the Spiritual Man (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition):... The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - The Book of the Spiritual Man (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Charles Johnston
R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Autobiography of a Yogi (Deluxe Library Binding) (Annotated) (Hardcover): Paramahansa Yogananda Autobiography of a Yogi (Deluxe Library Binding) (Annotated) (Hardcover)
Paramahansa Yogananda
R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
History of Chinese Philosophy Through Its Key Terms (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): Yueqing Wang, Qinggang Bao, Guoxing Guan History of Chinese Philosophy Through Its Key Terms (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Yueqing Wang, Qinggang Bao, Guoxing Guan; Translated by Shuchen Xiang
R1,803 Discovery Miles 18 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a conceptual overview of the evolution of Chinese philosophy from its earliest beginnings to the end of the imperial era, highlighting 38 of the most essential terms in the Chinese philosophical tradition. Written by prominent contemporary scholars from Mainland China, the respective chapters cover topics ranging from cosmology, benti metaphysics, human nature, self-cultivation, and methodology, to views on history and politics. Each chapter addresses one of the constitutive terms of the Chinese philosophical tradition and provides clear historical information on how it was used and developed during the key periods of Chinese philosophy.Highlighting both central concepts and essential structures of Chinese philosophy, the book allows readers to view the history of Chinese philosophy from the perspective of the Chinese themselves. Offering content that is both academically rigorous and accessible for a wider audience, this book is an indispensable reference guide for all students of Chinese philosophy.

Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea (Hardcover): Kevin Cawley Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea (Hardcover)
Kevin Cawley
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean peninsula. In this book Kevin N. Cawley examines the different ideas which have shaped a vibrant and exciting intellectual history and engages with some of the key texts and figures from Korea's intellectual traditions. This comprehensive and riveting text emphasises how some of these ideas have real relevance in the world today and how they have practical value for our lives in the twenty-first century. Students, researchers and academics in the growing area of Korean Studies will find this book indispensable. It will also be of interest to undergraduates and graduate students interested in the comparative study of Asian religions, philosophies and cultures.

Inoue Enryo - A Philosophical Portrait (Paperback): Rainer Schulzer Inoue Enryo - A Philosophical Portrait (Paperback)
Rainer Schulzer
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Buddha or Karl Marx (Paperback): Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar Buddha or Karl Marx (Paperback)
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Education between Speech and Writing - Crossing the Boundaries of Dao and Deconstruction (Paperback): Ruyu Hung Education between Speech and Writing - Crossing the Boundaries of Dao and Deconstruction (Paperback)
Ruyu Hung
R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique book explores how graphocentrism affects Chinese education and culture. It moves away from the contemporary educational practices in China of following the Western model of phonocentrism, to demonstrate that each perspective interacts and counteracts with each other, creating a dialogue between Eastern and Western thought. Chapters explore the consonances and dissonances between the two, problematizing the educational practices of Chinese tradition and proposing a dialectical thinking of post-graphocentrism, based on the concepts of Dao and deconstruction. The volume creates a unique area in the field of philosophy of education by questioning the writing/speaking relationship in Chinese tradition, complete with educational ideas and practices that consider the uniqueness of Chinese character writing. A pioneering study of its kind, Education between Speech and Writing provides a valuable source for students of philosophy of education, as well as students and academics in the field of Chinese Studies. The book will also appeal to anyone interested in dialogues between Chinese and Western thoughts, especially negotiating between Daoism and deconstruction.

Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi
R3,073 Discovery Miles 30 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shihab al-Din Yahya Suhrawardi, also known as Shaikh al-ishraq or the Master of Illumination, lived in the sixth century AH / twelfth century CE.
His thoughts form a consistent and coherent philosophical system, and a close study of his writings in Persian reveals a theory of knowledge generally called 'Knowledge by Presence'. The elaborate web of myth and symbolism in Suhrawardi's philosophy articulates his theory of knowledge, an important subject in the ishraqi school of thought.
Suhrawardi, who claims first to have discovered the truth and then embarked on a path to find the rational basis of his experiential wisdom, represents a thinker who tried to reconcile rational discourse and inner purification.

Yoga With a Purpose - How to Unlock Your True Potential & Build a Life of Meaning Through Yoga (Paperback): Olivia Summers Yoga With a Purpose - How to Unlock Your True Potential & Build a Life of Meaning Through Yoga (Paperback)
Olivia Summers
R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 In stock
Tao Te Ching (Paperback): David Hinton Tao Te Ching (Paperback)
David Hinton
R322 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R51 (16%) In stock

Having masterfully translated a wide range of ancient Chinese poets and philosophers, David Hinton is uniquely qualified to offer the definitive contemporary English version of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Like all of his translations, Hinton's translation of the Tao Te Ching is mind-opening, presenting startling new dimensions in this widely-influential text. He shows how Lao Tzu's spirituality is structured around the generative life-force, for example, and that this system of thought weaves the human into natural process at the deepest levels of being, thereby revealing the Tao Te Ching as an originary text in deep feminist and ecological thought.Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is not only the single most important text ever composed in China, it is probably the most influential spiritual text in human history. In the past, virtually all translations of this text have been produced either by sinologists having little poetic facility in English, or writers having no ability to read the original Chinese. Hinton's fluency in ancient Chinese and his acclaimed poetic ability provide him the essential qualifications. Together, they allow a breathtaking new translation that reveals how remarkably current and even innovative this text is after 2500 years.

Contemporary Korean Political Thought and Park Chung-hee (Hardcover): Jung In Kang Contemporary Korean Political Thought and Park Chung-hee (Hardcover)
Jung In Kang
R2,501 Discovery Miles 25 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This important new book identifies the distinctive characteristics of the ideological terrain in contemporary (South) Korean politics and reexamines the political thought of Park Chung-hee (1917-1979), the most revered, albeit the most controversial, former president in the history of South Korea, in light of those characteristics. Jung In Kang articulates "simultaneity of the nonsimultaneous" and the "sanctification of nationalism" as the most preeminent characteristics of the Korean ideological topography, which are distinct from those of modern Western Europe, while acknowledging the overwhelming and informing influence of modern Western civilization in shaping contemporary Korean politics and ideologies. He goes on to analyze the political thought of Park Chung-hee, in this way investigating and confirming the academic validity and relevance of those ideological characteristics in more specific terms. The book assesses how nonsimultaneity and sanctification are interwoven with Park's thought, while reconstructing the political thought of President Park in terms of four modern ideologies: liberalism (liberal democracy), conservatism, nationalism and radicalism. Kang concludes by tracing the changes undergone by simultaneity and sanctification in the three decades since democratization, with some speculation on their future, and by examining the ideological legacy and ramifications of Park Chung-hee's authoritarian politics in the twenty-first century.

Confucian Ritual and Moral Education (Hardcover): Colin J. Lewis Confucian Ritual and Moral Education (Hardcover)
Colin J. Lewis
R1,706 Discovery Miles 17 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

It is widely accepted that moral education is quintessential to facilitating and maintaining prosocial attitudes. What moral education should entail and how it can be effectively pursued remain hotly disputed questions. In Confucian Ritual and Moral Education, Colin J. Lewis examines these issues by appealing to two traditions that have until now escaped comparison: Vygotsky's theory of learning and psychosocial development, and ancient Confucianism's ritualized approach to moral education. Lewis argues first, that Vygotsky and the Confucians complement one another in a manner that enables a nuanced, empirically respectable understanding of how the Confucian ritual education model should be construed and how it could be deployed; and second, just as ritual education in the Confucian tradition can be explicated in terms of modern developmental theory, this ancient notion of ritual can also serve as a viable resource for moral education in a contemporary, diverse world.

Krishnamurti'S Notebook (Paperback): J. Krishnamurti Krishnamurti'S Notebook (Paperback)
J. Krishnamurti
R430 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R50 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Krishnamurti?'s Notebook first became available in 1976, it was soon realized that it was a spiritually unique document giving his perceptions and experiences and describing his states of consciousness. It is a kind of diary but one that is little concerned with the day to day process of living, though very much aware of the natural world.

The Book of Life (Paperback, Reissue): J. Krishnamurti The Book of Life (Paperback, Reissue)
J. Krishnamurti
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Fifth Corner of Four - An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti (Paperback): Graham Priest The Fifth Corner of Four - An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuskoti (Paperback)
Graham Priest
R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Graham Priest presents an exploration of Buddhist metaphysics, drawing on texts which include those of Nagarjuna and Dogen. The development of Buddhist metaphysics is viewed through the lens of the catuskoti. At its simplest, and as it appears in the earliest texts, this is a logical/ metaphysical principle which says that every claim is true, false, both, or neither; but the principle itself evolves, assuming new forms, as the metaphysics develops. An important step in the evolution incorporates ineffability. Such things make no sense from the perspective of a logic which endorses the principles of excluded middle and non-contradiction, which are standard fare in Western logic. However, the book shows how one can make sense of them by applying the techniques of contemporary non-classical logic, such as those of First Degree Entailment, and Plurivalent Logic. An important issue that emerges as the book develops is the notion of non-duality and its transcendence. This allows many of the threads of the book to be drawn together at its end. All matters are explained, in as far as possible, in a way that is accessible to those with no knowledge of Buddhist philosophy or contemporary non-classical logic.

Optics, Astronomy and Logic - Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy (Hardcover, New Ed): A.I. Sabra Optics, Astronomy and Logic - Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy (Hardcover, New Ed)
A.I. Sabra
R2,955 Discovery Miles 29 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Running through the articles in this volume is the theme of the appropriation and subsequent naturalization of Greek science by scholars in the world of medieval Islam. The opening paper presents the historiography of this process, and the focus is then placed on Ibn al-Haytham, one of the most original and influential figures of the 11th century, and in particular in his contribution to the science of optics, both mathematical and experimental, and the psychology of vision. Professor Sabra then continues the analysis of how Greek thought was developed in the Islamic world with two studies of work based on Euclid's geometry and two on critiques of Ptolemaic astronomy. The final articles turn specifically to questions in the history of logic - Aristotelian syllogism, and Avicenna's views on the subject - matter of logic.

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