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Confucian Ethics - A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community (Hardcover, New): Kwong-loi Shun, David B. Wong Confucian Ethics - A Comparative Study of Self, Autonomy, and Community (Hardcover, New)
Kwong-loi Shun, David B. Wong
R1,850 Discovery Miles 18 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Chinese ethical tradition has often been thought to oppose Western views of the self as autonomous and possessed of individual rights with views that emphasize the centrality of relationship and community to the self. The essays in this collection discuss the validity of that contrast as it concerns Confucianism, the single most influential Chinese school of thought. Alasdair MacIntyre, the single most influential philosopher to articulate the need for dialogue across traditions, contributes a concluding essay of commentary. This is the only consistently philosophical collection on Asia and human rights and could be used in courses on comparative ethics, political philosophy and Asian area studies.

The Elixir Of The Gnostics (Hardcover): Mulla Sadra The Elixir Of The Gnostics (Hardcover)
Mulla Sadra; Translated by William Chittick
R783 Discovery Miles 7 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sadr al-Din Muhammad Shirazi (1572-1640), more commonly called Mulla Sadra, was one of the grand scholars of later-period Islamic philosophy and has grown to become one of the best-known Muslim philosophers. "Iksir al-'arifin," or "Elixir of the Gnostics," is unique among Sadra's writings in that it reworks and amplifies an earlier Persian work, the "Jawidan-nama" ("Book of the Everlasting") by Afdal al-Din Kashani, or Baba Afdal.
The underlying theme of Sadra's amplification is emblematic of Muslim philosophy: the importance of self-knowledge in an individual's journey of "Origin and Return," the soul's origins with God and its eventual return to Him. Everything, Sadra says, is on such a path, gradually disengaging from the material world and returning to a transcendent essence--all leading to a final fruition in which everything in the universe returns to God and finds permanent happiness. Philosophy, Sadra argues, is the most direct means to self-knowledge--and thus the best tool for navigating this journey.

Eternity Now (Paperback): Francis Lucille Eternity Now (Paperback)
Francis Lucille
R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 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
R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 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
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 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
R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 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
R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 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
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback, Szpps-Eo_1019-1.0_paper ed.):... Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds - The Dasabhumika Vibhasa (Paperback, Szpps-Eo_1019-1.0_paper ed.)
Nagarjuna; Translated by Kumarajiva, Bhikshu Dharmamitra
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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
R382 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R67 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Atma Bodha By Shankaracharya - Knowledge of the Self (Paperback): Shraddhesh Chaturvedi Atma Bodha By Shankaracharya - Knowledge of the Self (Paperback)
Shraddhesh Chaturvedi
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 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
R2,876 Discovery Miles 28 760 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.

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought (Hardcover): Michael Ing The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought (Hardcover)
Michael Ing
R2,260 Discovery Miles 22 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought is about the necessity, and even value, of vulnerability in human experience. In this book, Michael Ing brings early Chinese texts into dialogue with questions about the ways in which meaningful things are vulnerable to powers beyond our control; and more specifically, how relationships with meaningful others might compel tragic actions. Vulnerability is often understood as an undesirable state; and as such, invulnerability is preferred over vulnerability. While recognizing the need for adopting strategies of reducing vulnerability in various situations, The Vulnerability of Integrity demonstrates that vulnerability is far more enduring in human experience, and that it enables values such as morality, trust, and maturity. Vulnerability also highlights the need for care (care for oneself and for others). The possibility of tragic loss stresses the difficulty of offering and receiving care; and thereby fosters compassion for others as we strive to care for each other. This book is structured to explore the plurality of Confucian thought as it relates to the vulnerability of integrity. The first two chapters describe traditional and contemporary views that argue for the invulnerability of integrity in early Confucian thought. The remaining five chapters investigate alternative views. In particular these later chapters give attention to neglected voices in the tradition, which argue that our concern for others can, and even should, lead to us compromise our integrity. In these cases we are compelled to do something transgressive for the sake of others; and in these situations our integrity is jeopardized in the transgressive act.

The Kriya Yoga of Patanjali - The Art and Science of Self-Realization (Paperback): Michael C Gadway The Kriya Yoga of Patanjali - The Art and Science of Self-Realization (Paperback)
Michael C Gadway
R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
No Exit - Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization (Paperback): Yoav Di-Capua No Exit - Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Decolonization (Paperback)
Yoav Di-Capua
R915 Discovery Miles 9 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

It is a curious and relatively little-known fact that for two decades--from the end of World War II until the late 1960s--existentialism's most fertile ground outside of Europe was in the Middle East, and Jean-Paul Sartre was the Arab intelligentsia's uncontested champion. In the Arab world, neither before nor since has another Western intellectual been so widely translated, debated, and celebrated. By closely following the remarkable career of Arab existentialism, Yoav Di-Capua reconstructs the cosmopolitan milieu of the generation that tried to articulate a political and philosophical vision for an egalitarian postcolonial world. He tells this story through the use of new Arabic and Hebrew archives, including unpublished diaries and interviews. Tragically, the warm and hopeful relationships forged between Arab intellectuals, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and others ended when, on the eve of the 1967 war, Sartre failed to embrace the Palestinian cause. Today, when the prospect of global ethical engagement seems to be slipping ever farther out of reach, No Exit provides a timely, humanistic account of the intellectual hopes, struggles, and victories that shaped the Arab experience of decolonization and a delightfully wide-ranging excavation of existentialism's non-Western history.

Daoist Morning and Evening Altar Recitations (Paperback): Jack D Schaefer, Joshua M Paynter Daoist Morning and Evening Altar Recitations (Paperback)
Jack D Schaefer, Joshua M Paynter
R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Art of War (Paperback): Lionel Giles The Art of War (Paperback)
Lionel Giles; Contributions by Pink Dots; Sun Tzu
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Japanese Environmental Philosophy (Paperback): J. Baird Callicott, James McRae Japanese Environmental Philosophy (Paperback)
J. Baird Callicott, James McRae
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Japanese Environmental Philosophy is an anthology that responds to the environmental problems of the 21st century by drawing from Japanese philosophical traditions to investigate our relationships with other humans, nonhuman animals, and the environment. It contains chapters from fifteen top scholars from Japan, the United States, and Europe. The essays cover a broad range of Japanese thought, including Zen Buddhism, Shintoism, the Kyoto School, Japanese art and aesthetics, and traditional Japanese culture.

Perfect Questions Perfect Answers (Hardcover): A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Perfect Questions Perfect Answers (Hardcover)
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Story of Zen (Paperback): Richard Bryan McDaniel The Story of Zen (Paperback)
Richard Bryan McDaniel
R729 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R92 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Striking a Balance - A Primer in Traditional Asian Values (Hardcover, Revised): Michael C. Brannigan Striking a Balance - A Primer in Traditional Asian Values (Hardcover, Revised)
Michael C. Brannigan
R1,958 Discovery Miles 19 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Striking a Balance: A Primer in Traditional Asian Values offers a lucid, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging review of the major ethical teachings in the dominant Asian traditions. Michael C. Brannigan applies his extensive background and scholarship to craft a concise yet comprehensive introduction to Asian ethics covering the long-standing traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. He does this through the skillful use of narratives from classical and contemporary Asian literature. Moreover, he demonstrates that, despite differences, these traditions share a unifying theme in their principal ethical teachings - cultivating balance is the fundamental building block for inner harmony, moral activity, and a just society. Through historical overview and discussion of essential ethical themes, Striking Balance presents the rich texture of traditional Asian moral teachings in ways that are appealing, instructive, and enlightening. The work presupposes no prior knowledge of ethics or of Asian traditions and is ideal for all who are interested in learning more about Asian cultures and moral teachings. It is also an invaluable text for students at the introductory as well as upper levels in ethics, Asian studies, philosophy, religion, and humanities.

Ways of Heaven - An Introduction to Chinese Thought (Hardcover): Roel Sterckx Ways of Heaven - An Introduction to Chinese Thought (Hardcover)
Roel Sterckx 1
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A brilliant history of ancient China's masters of philosophy -- and how they help us understand China todayIn Ways of Heaven, leading China scholar Roel Sterckx offers an engrossing introduction to classical China's world of ideas. Drawing on evocative examples from philosophical texts, literature, and everyday life over centuries of Chinese history, Sterckx introduces major thinkers and traditions, illuminates key concepts like the dao, qi, yin, and yang, and examines questions of leadership, social order, death, nature, and more. He also reveals how these ideas shape contemporary China, from table manners at a traditional banquet, to the Chinese obsession with education and family, to the rhetoric of political leaders and the nation's grand strategy.Essential reading for students, travelers, businesspeople, and anyone curious about this rising global power, Ways of Heaven shows that to comprehend China today we must learn to think Chinese.

The Book of Five Rings (Illustrated Edition) (Paperback): Lew Hartman The Book of Five Rings (Illustrated Edition) (Paperback)
Lew Hartman; Miyamoto Musashi
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate - An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources... The Course in Buddhist Reasoning and Debate - An Asian Approach to Analytical Thinking Drawn from Indian and Tibetan Sources (Hardcover)
Daniel Perdue
R1,784 R1,374 Discovery Miles 13 740 Save R410 (23%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This text features step-by-step lessons in building the skills needed to engage in Tibetan Buddhist philosophical debate and that have proved successful in the college classroom.

A Perfect Knowledge of Mind-Body from the Abhidhamma (Dh?tukath?) - The third book of Abhidhamma Pi?aka (Paperback): P B Tan A Perfect Knowledge of Mind-Body from the Abhidhamma (Dhātukathā) - The third book of Abhidhamma Piṭaka (Paperback)
P B Tan
R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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