Eastern Philosophy Products

  • Buddhism, Ethics, and the Good Life

    A Comparative Introduction

    By Bradford Cokelet

    Buddhism contains many important and novel ethical ideas and arguments, from the centrality of suffering to the ideas of the 'no-self' and rebirth. It also includes ideas shared with certain Western ethical theories, such as the importance of character and moral knowledge. However, the two…

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • A Kaleidoscopic View of Chinese Philosophy of Education

    Edited by Ruyu Hung

    This book breaks the stereotype that links Chinese philosophy solely to Confucianism, instead providing a kaleidoscopic view of Chinese philosophy of education. The contributors explore a variety of issues, including the journey of modernisation (or Westernisation) of China’s education between the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

    Edited by Stephen Leach, James Tartaglia

    The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters, each focusing on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, that imaginatively engages…

    Paperback – 2018-05-30 

  • The Confucian Concept of Learning

    Revisited for East Asian Humanistic Pedagogies

    Edited by Duck-Joo Kwak, Morimichi Kato, Ruyu Hung

    What does the Confucian heritage mean to modern East Asian education today? Is it invalid and outdated, or an irreplaceable cultural resource for an alternative approach to education? And to what extent can we recover the humanistic elements of the Confucian tradition of education for use in world…

    Hardback – 2018-05-16 
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Democracy in Contemporary Confucian Philosophy

    By David Elstein

    This book examines democracy in recent Chinese-language philosophical work. It focuses on Confucian-inspired political thought in the Chinese intellectual world from after the communist revolution in China until today. The volume analyzes six significant contemporary Confucian philosophers in China…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Asian Philosophies

    7th Edition

    By John M. Koller

    With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher John M. Koller has devoted his life to understanding…

    Paperback – 2018-02-07

  • The Ethics of Ordinary Technology

    By Michel Puech

    Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • History of Indian Philosophy

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria

    The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge History of World Philosophies

  • Education between Speech and Writing

    Crossing the Boundaries of Dao and Deconstruction

    By Ruyu Hung

    This unique book explores how graphocentrism affects Chinese education and culture. It moves away from the contemporary educational practices in China of following the Western model of phonocentrism, to demonstrate that each perspective interacts and counteracts with each other, creating a dialogue…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics

    Rethinking the Nonhuman

    Edited by Neil Dalal, Chloë Taylor

    To date, philosophical discussions of animal ethics and Critical Animal Studies have been dominated by Western perspectives and Western thinkers. This book makes a novel contribution to animal ethics in showing the range and richness of ideas offered to these fields by diverse Asian traditions.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Hinduism and Environmental Ethics

    Law, Literature, and Philosophy

    By Christopher G. Framarin

    This book argues that the standard arguments for and against the claim that certain Hindu texts and traditions attribute direct moral standing to animals and plants are unconvincing. It presents careful, extensive, and original interpretations of passages from the Manusmrti (law), the Mahābhārata (…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

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