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Bushido - The Soul of Japan (Paperback): Inazo Nitobe Ph. D. Bushido - The Soul of Japan (Paperback)
Inazo Nitobe Ph. D.
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rama Gita - The non-dual essence of Upanishads (Paperback): Shraddhesh Chaturvedi Rama Gita - The non-dual essence of Upanishads (Paperback)
Shraddhesh Chaturvedi
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chinese-Western Comparative Metaphysics and Epistemology - A Topical Approach (Hardcover): Mingjun Lu Chinese-Western Comparative Metaphysics and Epistemology - A Topical Approach (Hardcover)
Mingjun Lu
R1,790 Discovery Miles 17 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Chinese-Western Comparative Metaphysics: From Ancient to Early Modern Times features a comparative analysis of the fundamental metaphysical assumptions and their epistemological implications in Chinese and Western philosophy. Adopting the methodology of topical comparison that seeks to correlate two or multiple approaches to the same set of questions raised by a single topic or issue, Mingjun Lu argues for commensurability in Chinese and Western metaphysics of both Nature and the mind, as well as the epistemology of knowledge dictated by these two fundamental hypotheses of the first principle or primary cause. Lu explores this philosophical commensurability through a comparative analysis of the canonical works written by Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Descartes, and Leibniz on the Western side, and by Confucius, Laozi, Zhuangzi, Xunzi, Lu Jiuyuan, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming on the Chinese side. The parallels and analogues revealed by the comparative lens, Lu proposes, bring to light a coherent and well-developed Chinese metaphysical and epistemological system that corresponds closely to that in the West. By inventing such new categories as cosmo-substantial metaphysics, consonant epistemology, natural hermeneutics, and onto-mind reading to reconceptualize Chinese and Western philosophy, Lu suggests alternative and more commensurable grounds of comparison.

The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition (Hardcover): Zhihua Yao The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition (Hardcover)
Zhihua Yao
R3,183 Discovery Miles 31 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Within the Buddhist doctrinal system, the Sanskrit word svasamvedana or svasamvitti (self-cognition, self-awareness or self-consciousness) signifies a form of reflexive awareness. It is one of the key concepts in the Buddhist epistemological system developed by Dignaga (ca. 480-540 CE) and his followers. The discussion on whether the mind knows itself also had a long history in the Buddhist schools of Mahasamghika, Sarvastivada, Sautrantika and early Yogacara. The same issue was debated later among followers of the Madhyamaka and Yogacara schools. This work is the first systematically to study the Buddhist theory of self-cognition with an emphasis on its pre-Dignaga development. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. Toillustrate this central theme, this book explores a large body of primary sources in Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan, most of which are being presented to an English readership for the first time. This work makes available important resources for the study of the Buddhist philosophy of mind.

The Great Clod - Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia (Paperback): Gary Snyder The Great Clod - Notes and Memoirs on Nature and History in East Asia (Paperback)
Gary Snyder
R379 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji - Encounter with Emptiness (Paperback): Taitetsu Unno Ed The Religious Philosophy of Nishitani Keiji - Encounter with Emptiness (Paperback)
Taitetsu Unno Ed
R329 Discovery Miles 3 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Story of Zen (Paperback): Richard Bryan McDaniel The Story of Zen (Paperback)
Richard Bryan McDaniel
R701 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R86 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Hardcover): Muhammad Ali Khalidi Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Hardcover)
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
R1,868 Discovery Miles 18 680 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Philosophy in the Islamic world emerged in the ninth century and continued to flourish into the fourteenth century. It was strongly influenced by Greek thought, but Islamic philosophers also developed an original philosophical culture of their own, which had a considerable impact on the subsequent course of Western philosophy. This volume offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). All of the texts presented here were very influential and invite comparison with later works in the Western tradition. They focus on metaphysics and epistemology but also contribute to broader debates concerning the conception of God, the nature of religion, the place of humanity in the universe, and the limits of human reason. A historical and philosophical introduction sets the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and their achievement.

Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Paperback, New): Muhammad Ali Khalidi Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Paperback, New)
Muhammad Ali Khalidi
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Philosophy in the Islamic world emerged in the ninth century and continued to flourish into the fourteenth century. It was strongly influenced by Greek thought, but Islamic philosophers also developed an original philosophical culture of their own, which had a considerable impact on the subsequent course of Western philosophy. This volume offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). All of the texts presented here were very influential and invite comparison with later works in the Western tradition. They focus on metaphysics and epistemology but also contribute to broader debates concerning the conception of God, the nature of religion, the place of humanity in the universe, and the limits of human reason. A historical and philosophical introduction sets the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and their achievement.

Positioning Yoga - Balancing Acts Across Cultures (Paperback, 2003): Sarah Strauss Positioning Yoga - Balancing Acts Across Cultures (Paperback, 2003)
Sarah Strauss
R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is yoga? Stereotypical images of people practicing this ancient art range from white-bearded Indian mystics chanting 'om' on mountaintops to urban fitness fanatics contorted into uncomfortable looking positions. We recognize the name, but may not realize how the set of ideas and practices known as yoga moved from its birthplace on the Indian subcontinent to become a global phenomenon. Positioning Yoga considers how the recent development of yoga, from its introduction to Western audiences by the Indian Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago through to the present day, has generated specific forms of modern practice. Strauss takes us on an illuminating journey from India to Germany and America, and back again to India. While acknowledging yogas point of origin, Strauss explores how yogic practices and ideas have been transformed when they cross cultural boundaries.Yoga can be defined in many ways as an attitude, a philosophic system, a set of practices, a way of being in the world but its definition is always located within a particular historical context. What makes yoga practitioners affiliated with Swami Sivanandas Divine Life Society of Rishikesh, India - whether they hail from India, North America, or Europe - unique? What values around the world have supported the surging popularity of yoga over the past century? This absorbing book considers how lifestyle values have made yoga a global industry and shows how culture is produced and disseminated across boundaries.

Positioning Yoga - Balancing Acts Across Cultures (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Sarah Strauss Positioning Yoga - Balancing Acts Across Cultures (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Sarah Strauss
R3,060 Discovery Miles 30 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is yoga? Stereotypical images of people practicing this ancient art range from white-bearded Indian mystics chanting 'om' on mountaintops to urban fitness fanatics contorted into uncomfortable looking positions. We recognize the name, but may not realize how the set of ideas and practices known as yoga moved from its birthplace on the Indian subcontinent to become a global phenomenon. Positioning Yoga considers how the recent development of yoga, from its introduction to Western audiences by the Indian Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago through to the present day, has generated specific forms of modern practice. Strauss takes us on an illuminating journey from India to Germany and America, and back again to India. While acknowledging yogas point of origin, Strauss explores how yogic practices and ideas have been transformed when they cross cultural boundaries.Yoga can be defined in many ways as an attitude, a philosophic system, a set of practices, a way of being in the world but its definition is always located within a particular historical context. What makes yoga practitioners affiliated with Swami Sivanandas Divine Life Society of Rishikesh, India - whether they hail from India, North America, or Europe - unique? What values around the world have supported the surging popularity of yoga over the past century? This absorbing book considers how lifestyle values have made yoga a global industry and shows how culture is produced and disseminated across boundaries.

Embodied Moral Psychology and Confucian Philosophy (Hardcover): Bongrae Seok Embodied Moral Psychology and Confucian Philosophy (Hardcover)
Bongrae Seok
R1,807 Discovery Miles 18 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a book about the body and its amazing contribution to the moral mind. The author focuses on the important roles the body plays in moral cognition. What happens to us when we observe moral violations, make moral judgments and engage in moral actions? How does the body affect our moral decisions and shape our moral dispositions? Can embodied moral psychology be consistently pursued as a viable alternative to disembodied traditions of moral philosophy? Is there any school of philosophy where the body is discussed as the underlying foundation of moral judgment and action? To answer these questions, the author analyzes Confucian philosophy as an intriguing and insightful example of embodied moral psychology.

Yoga-Sutra de Patanjali (English, Sanskrit, Spanish, Paperback): T.K.V. Desikachar Yoga-Sutra de Patanjali (English, Sanskrit, Spanish, Paperback)
T.K.V. Desikachar
R260 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R39 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds (Bilingual) - Volume One - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback,... Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds (Bilingual) - Volume One - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Nagarjuna; Translated by Kumārajīva, Bhikshu Dharmamitrra
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds (Bilingual) - Volume Two - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback,... Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds (Bilingual) - Volume Two - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Nagarjuna; Translated by Kumarajiva, Bhikshu Dharmamitra
R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kena Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback): Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal Kena Upanishad - Essence and Sanskrit Grammar (Paperback)
Ashwini Kumar Aggarwal
R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Tattva Bodha By Shankaracharya - Knowledge of Reality (Paperback): Shraddhesh Chaturvedi Tattva Bodha By Shankaracharya - Knowledge of Reality (Paperback)
Shraddhesh Chaturvedi
R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds - The Avatamsaka Sutra, Chapter 26 (Trilingual Edition) (Paperback, 10th Chinese / English /... The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds - The Avatamsaka Sutra, Chapter 26 (Trilingual Edition) (Paperback, 10th Chinese / English / Sanskrit_paper ed.)
Sik s ananda, Bhikshu Dharmamitra
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nagarjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha - Selected Readings on Mindfulness of the Buddha, the Pratyutpanna Samadhi, and... Nagarjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha - Selected Readings on Mindfulness of the Buddha, the Pratyutpanna Samadhi, and Recollection of the Buddha (Paperback, Nmob-Eo-1019-1.0_paper ed.)
Nagarjuna; Translated by Kumārajīva, Bhikshu Dharmamitra
R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul - Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Hardcover): T. K Seung Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul - Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Hardcover)
T. K Seung
R2,380 Discovery Miles 23 800 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche's most problematic text. There appears to be no thematic connection between its four Parts and numerous sections. To make it even worse, the book contains a number of thematic contradictions. The standard approach has been a method of selective reading, that is, most critics select a few brilliant passages for edification and ignore the rest. This approach has turned Nietzsche's text into a collection of disjointed fragments. Going against this prevalent approach, T.K. Seung presents the first unified reading of the whole book. He reads it as the record of Zarathustra's epic journey to find spiritual values in the secular world. The alleged thematic contradictions of the text are shown to indicate the turns and twists that are dictated by the hero's epic battle against his formidable opponent. His heroic struggle is eventually resolved by the power of a pantheistic nature-religion. Thus Nietzsche's ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a highly religious text. The author uncovers this epic plot by reading Nietzsche's text as a baffling series of riddles and puzzles. Hence his reading is not only edifying but also breathtaking. In this unprecedented enterprise, the author takes a complex interdisciplinary approach, engaging the five disciplines of philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary analysis, and cultural history.

Attention, Not Self (Paperback): Jonardon Ganeri Attention, Not Self (Paperback)
Jonardon Ganeri
R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Jonardon Ganeri presents an account of mind in which attention, not self, explains the experiential and normative situatedness of human beings in the world. Attention consists in an organisation of awareness and action at the centre of which there is neither a practical will nor a phenomenological witness. Attention performs two roles in experience, a selective role of placing and a focal role of access. Attention improves our epistemic standing, because it is in the nature of attention to settle on what is real and to shun what is not real. When attention is informed by expertise, it is sufficient for knowledge. That gives attention a reach beyond the perceptual: for attention is a determinable whose determinates include the episodic memory from which our narrative identities are made, the empathy for others that situates us in a social world, and the introspection that makes us self-aware. Empathy is other-directed attention, placed on you and focused on your states of mind; it is akin to listening. Empathetic attention is central to a range of experiences that constitutively require a contrast between oneself and others, all of which involve an awareness of oneself as the object of another's attention. An analysis of attention as mental action gainsays authorial conceptions of self, because it is the nature of intending itself, effortful attention in action, to settle on what to do and to shun what not to do. In ethics, a conception of persons as beings with a characteristic capacity for attention offers hope for resolution in the conflict between individualism and impersonalism. Attention, Not Self is a contribution to a growing body of work that studies the nature of mind from a place at the crossroads of three disciplines: philosophy in the analytical and phenomenological traditions, contemporary cognitive science and empirical work in cognitive psychology, and Buddhist theoretical literature.

Thinking Through Confucius (Paperback): David L. Hall, Roger T. Ames Thinking Through Confucius (Paperback)
David L. Hall, Roger T. Ames
R742 Discovery Miles 7 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Art of War (Paperback): Lionel Giles The Art of War (Paperback)
Lionel Giles; Contributions by Pink Dots; Sun Tzu
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Philosophy of the Kyoto School (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Masakatsu Fujita The Philosophy of the Kyoto School (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Masakatsu Fujita; Translated by Robert Chapeskie, John W. M. Krummel
R2,856 Discovery Miles 28 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The main purpose of this book is to offer to philosophers and students abroad who show a great interest in Japanese philosophy and the philosophy of the Kyoto school major texts of the leading philosophers. This interest has surely developed out of a desire to obtain from the thought of these philosophers, who stood within the interstice between East and West, a clue to reassessing the issues of philosophy from the ground up or to drawing new creative possibilities.The present condition seems to be, however, that the material made available to further realize this kind of intellectual dialogue is far too scarce. This book is intended to be of some help in this regard.The book presents selected texts of representative philosophers of the Kyoto school such as Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, Miki Kiyoshi, Nishitani Keiji, and others who best illustrate the characteristics of this school, and works that together portray its image as a whole. Those who are interested in Japanese philosophy or specifically the philosophy of the Kyoto School can survey a comprehensive representation from this book.These texts are, of course, quite difficult and cannot be well understood without sufficient preliminary knowledge. Expository essays have therefore been included after each text to provide guidance. In each of these commentaries a scholar of our time with deep understanding of the philosopher in question has provided an account of his life, intellectual journey, and the significance of the text included here.From this book will emerge a new dialogue of ideas that in turn will engender new developments in philosophy, thereby further expanding the network of philosophical thought worldwide.

Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist - The Spiritual Beliefs of Buddhism and Christianity, with Comparisons of the Afterlife, God... Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist - The Spiritual Beliefs of Buddhism and Christianity, with Comparisons of the Afterlife, God and Enlightenment (Paperback)
Deisetz Teitaro Suzuki
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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