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The Eastern Philosophers
An Introduction

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ISBN 9781032255101
April 30, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
322 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1952, The Eastern Philosophers provides a straightforward account of the life and work of the great thinkers of the East and attempts to show, in terms intelligible to the ordinary reader, with what remarkable insistence the greatest of these thinkers dwell upon common themes. It discusses themes like Babylonia and Israel; Zoroaster; Hinduism; the Buddha and Buddhism; the Hindu systems; the Chinese Sages and Mohammed and Islam. The book raises three fundamental questions –what are the basic differences between Eastern and Western thought? What does the Western World owe it to the thought of the East and vice versa? In the third place, to what extent is a rapprochement possible between the two worlds of thought? This book is an essential read for students of Philosophy in general and Eastern Philosophy in particular.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction 1. The Egyptians 2. Babylonia and Israel 3. Zoroaster 4. Hinduism 5. The Buddha 6. The Hindu systems 7. The Chinese Sages 8. Mohammed Conclusion Index

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E.W.F. Tomlin