With an inside view from an expert in the field, solid scholarship, and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies invites students and professors to think along with the great thinkers of the Asian traditions. John M. Koller is a scholar and teacher who has devoted his life to understanding Asian thought and practice. He wrote this text to give students and professors access to the rich philosophical and religious ideas of both South and East Asia.
Table of Contents
PHILOSOPHIES OF SOUTH ASIA
Vedas and Upanishads
The Jain Vision
Buddhism: The Basic Teachings
Interdependent Arising and Development of Mahayana
Madhyamaka and Yogacara
Society and the Individual
Self and the World: Sankhya-Yoga
Knowledge and Reality: Nyaya-Vaisheshika
Self and Reality: Mimamsa and Vedanta
Tradition and Modernity
EAST ASIAN PHILOSOPHIES
Historical Overview of East Asian Philosophies
Yinyang Philosophy in the Book of Changes
Confucianism: The Thought of Confucius
Development of Confucianism: Mengzi, Xunzi, and Dong Zhongshu
Daoism: The Daodejing
Neo-Confucianism: The Grand Harmony
John M. Koller is a Professor of Asian and Comparative Philosophy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research areas include Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy of Religion. He is the author of more than fifty journal articles and chapters in edited books as well as five books. In addition, he is the recipient of several prestigious teaching awards: Selected Outstanding Educator of America, 1975; Named Outstanding World Philosopher, 2005; Wm. H. Wiley Distinguished Faculty Award, 1986; and Rensselaer Distinguished Teaching Fellow, 1990-92.
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