World Philosophies presents in one volume a superb introduction to all the world’s major philosophical and religious traditions. Covering all corners of the globe, Ninian Smart’s work offers a comprehensive and global philosophical and religious picture.
In this revised and expanded second edition, a team of distinguished scholars, assembled by the editor Oliver Leaman, have brought Ninian Smart’s masterpiece up to date for the twenty-first century. Chapters have been revised by experts in the field to include recent philosophical developments, and the book includes a new bibliographic guide to resources in world philosophies. A brand new introduction which celebrates the career and writings of Ninian Smart, and his contribution to the study of world religions, helps set the work in context.
'Both the scholarly world and the general public owe a huge debt of gratitude to Oliver Leaman and his team for bringing the revised version up to date. This book is conceived on a typically grand scale and should both provoke and inspire the reader at the same time. This is a welcome new edition.'- John R. Hinnells, Robinson College, Cambridge
Preface 1. The History of the World and our Philosophical Inheritance (Donald Wiebe) 2. South Asian Philosophies (Chris Bartley) 3. Chinese Philosophies (Sor-hoon Tan) 4. Korean Philosophies (Oliver Leaman) 5. Japanese Philosophies (Gereon Kopf) 6. Philosophies of Greece, Rome and the Near East (David Bradshaw) 7. Islamic Philosophies (Oliver Leaman) 8. Jewish Philosophies (Aaron Hughes) 9. Europe (Oliver Leaman) 10. North America (Cynthia Gayman) 11. Latin America (Susanna Nuccetelli) 12. Modern Islam (Muhammad Kamal) 13. Modern South and South-East Asia (Chris Bartley) 14. China, Korea and Japan in Modern Times (Geron Kopf, Sor-hoon Tan) 15. African Philosophies (Safro Kwame) 16. Concluding Reflections Bibliography (Patrick O' Donnell) Index