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  • Ethics in Governance in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Governance and ethics are intertwined. A government functions within certain broad moral and ethical parameters, integrally linked with the sociological foundation of the polity in which it is articulated. The importance of ethics in governance has acquired a significant place in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Satyagraha

    The Gandhian Faith in Non-Violence

    By Jesse Van Der Valk

    There have been few true examples of the use of non-violent political campaigns since Gandhi developed his technique of satyagraha. Given the obvious benefits of non-violence, this begs the question why. Satyagraha answers this question by showing that the technique of satyagraha is religious as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-31
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Governance for Harmony in Asia and Beyond

    Edited by Julia Tao, Anthony B. L. Cheung, Martin Painter, Chenyang Li

    Harmony has become a major challenge for modern governance in the twenty-first century because of the multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-ethnic character of our increasingly globalized societies. Governments all over the world are facing growing pressure to integrate the many diverse elements…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra

    With Buddhaguhya's Commentary

    By Stephen Hodge

    The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • Yoga in Jainism

    Edited by Christopher Key Chapple

    Jaina Studies is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field of inquiry for scholars of Indian religion and philosophy. In Jainism, "yoga" carries many meanings, and this book explores the definitions, nuances, and applications of the term in relation to Jainism from early times to the present.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Jaina Studies

  • The Confucian Philosophy of Harmony

    By Chenyang Li

    Harmony is a concept essential to Confucianism and to the way of life of past and present people in East Asia. Integrating methods of textual exegesis, historical investigation, comparative analysis, and philosophical argumentation, this book presents a comprehensive treatment of the Confucian…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Buddhism and Human Rights

    By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Subjectivism and Objectivism in the History of Economic Thought

    Edited by Kiichiro Yagi, Yukihiro Ikeda

    This book investigates the tensions between subjectivism and objectivism in the history of economics. The book looks at the works of Adam Smith, Carl Menger, Leon Walras, William Stanley Jevons, Oskar Morgenstern, Ludwig Mises, Piero Sraffa, and so on. The book highlights the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics

    An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

    By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein and contemporary analytic philosophers, this book argues for a…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • A System of Indian Logic

    The Nyana Theory of Inference

    By John Vattanky

    Nyana is the most rational and logical of all the classical Indian philosophical systems. In the study of Nyana philosophy, Karikavali with its commentary Muktavali, both by Visvanatha Nyayapancanana, with the commentaries Dinakari and Ramarudri, have been of decisive significance for the last few…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Buddhism and Deconstruction

    Towards a Comparative Semiotics

    By Dr Youxuan Wang, Wang Youxuan

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumârajîva (344-413 CE), Paramârtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahâ-Prajñâpâramitâ-upadeúa-Úâstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhâva-prakara.na…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

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