Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

Edited by Oliver Leaman

© 2001 – Routledge

704 pages

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About the Book

Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan.

The main philosophical trends and thinkers in each geographical area are featured, with an emphasis on endtemporary developments and movements. The A-Z structured encyclopedia emphasizes that Asian philosophy is not merely an ancient form of thought but that it is a living philosophy, with roots in the past, and also a potent and animate presence today. This translates into the reciprocal exchange of theories between Eastern and Western thinking, for example of new schools of thought such as orientalism. Requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy, religion or Asian cultures, this book is essential reading for students, teachers and the interested individual who wishes to gain an understanding of the philosophical basis to Asian cultural systems.

Reviews

'With its concise, simple explanations and useful references, this excellent tool will find an audience in both public and academic libraries.' - Gale Reference Reviews

Table of Contents

Australasia

China

India

Islam

Japan

Korea

Melanesia

Tibet

Zoroas trianism

About the Editor

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at University of Kentucky and was a section editor on the multi volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and contributed to the Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI021000
PHILOSOPHY / Reference
REF000000
REFERENCE / General
REF010000
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias