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  • Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will

    Agentless Agency?

    Edited by Rick Repetti

    Throughout the history of Buddhism, little has been said prior to the Twentieth Century that explicitly raises the question whether we have free will, though the Buddha rejected fatalism and some Buddhists have addressed whether karma is fatalistic. Recently, however, Buddhist and Western…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Brahman

    A Comparative Theology

    By Michael Myers

    This book is a critique of western systematic theology. It borrows insights from India and other traditions; it is not a synthesis of religious traditions. The book includes two parts, method and systematics. It examines the traditional topics of systematic theology '- topics such as the existence…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Sutras, Stories and Yoga Philosophy

    Narrative and Transfiguration

    By Daniel Raveh

    This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upani?adic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahabharata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajapati, Indra and Virochana from the Chandogya Upanisad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Theory of Citrasutras in Indian Painting

    A Critical Re-evaluation of their Uses and Interpretations

    By Isabella Nardi

    The study of technical treatises in Indian art has increasingly attracted much interest. This work puts forward a critical re-examination of the key Indian concepts of painting described in the Sanskrit treatises, called citrasutras. In an in-depth and systematic analysis of the texts on the theory…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • 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 – 2016-04-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia 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

  • Beyond Personal Identity

    Dogen, Nishida, and a Phenomenology of No-Self

    By Gereon Kopf

    Applies Dogen Kigen's religious philosophy and the philosophy of Nishida Kitaro to the philosophical problem of personal identity, probing the applicability of the concept of non-self to the philosophical problems of selfhood, otherness, and temporality which culminate in the conundrum of personal…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion

  • 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

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