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Ashgate World Philosophies Series

Ashgate World Philosophies Series

The Ashgate World Philosophies series responds to the remarkable growth of interest among English-language readers in recent years in philosophical traditions outside those of 'the West'. The traditions of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese thought, as well as those of the Islamic world, Latin America, Africa, Aboriginal Australian, Pacific and American Indian peoples, are all attracting lively attention from professional philosophers and students alike, and this Ashgate series provides introductions to these traditions as well as in-depth research into central issues and themes within those traditions. The series is particularly designed for readers whose interests are not adequately addressed by general surveys of 'World Philosophy', and it includes accessible, yet research-led, texts for wider readership and upper-level student use, as well as research monographs. The series embraces a wide variety of titles ranging from introductions on particular world philosophies and informed surveys of the philosophical contributions of geographical regions, to in-depth discussion of a theme, topic, problem or movement and critical appraisals of individual thinkers or schools of thinkers.

  • Mencius, Hume and the Foundations of Ethics

    By Xiusheng Liu

    What is the most distinctive feature of human nature? Does human nature play any significant role in explaining ethical objectivity? How do we arrive at moral judgments? What is the relationship between moral judgments and moral motivation? In answering these questions, this book defends a…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
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  • Learning from Chinese Philosophies

    Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self

    By Karyn Lai

    Learning from Chinese Philosophies engages Confucian and Daoist philosophies in creative interplay, developing a theory of interdependent selfhood in the two philosophical traditions. Karyn Lai draws on the unique insights of the two philosophies to address contemporary debates on ethics, community…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
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  • Zhuangzi and Early Chinese Philosophy

    Vagueness, Transformation and Paradox

    The Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi (also known as Chuang Tzu), along with Confucius, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha, ranks among the most influential thinkers in the development of East Asian thought. His literary style is humorous and entertaining, yet the philosophical content is extraordinarily subtle and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
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  • Wisdom in Early Confucian and Israelite Traditions

    By Xinzhong Yao

    Wisdom is an integratal part of all philosophical and religious traditions in the world. Focusing on the concept of wisdom, this book examines the difficulties and problems facing comparative studies of the early Confucian and Israelite traditions by exploring the cosmological and ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
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  • Mulla Sadra's Transcendent Philosophy

    By Muhammad Kamal

    Sadradin Shirazi (1571-1640), known also as Mulla Sadra, spoke of the primacy of Being and promoted a new ontology, founding a new epistemology. Mulla Sadra's ontology is an important philosophical turn and contribution to the understanding of the development of Muslim philosophy and thought.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy

    Empty Persons, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Siderits

    Since the publication of Mark Siderits' important book in 2003, much has changed in the field of Buddhist philosophy. There has been unprecedented growth in analytic metaphysics, and a considerable amount of new work on Indian theories of the self and personal identity has emerged. Fully revised…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
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  • Buddhism as Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Mark Siderits

    There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Buddhism as Philosophy fills that void. Unlike other texts that serve to introduce Buddhist thought, it is written by a philosopher and it shows how the Buddhist tradition…

    Paperback – 2007-08-21
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  • Buddhist Inclusivism

    Attitudes Towards Religious Others

    By Kristin Beise Kiblinger

    Although Christians have well-developed responses to other religions, the counterpart scholarship from Buddhists has thus far lagged behind. Breaking new ground, Buddhist Inclusivism analyzes the currently favored position towards religious others, inclusivism, in Buddhist traditions. Kristin…

    Hardback – 2005-04-28
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  • Buddhism, Virtue and Environment

    By David E. Cooper, Simon P. James

    Buddhism, one increasingly hears, is an 'eco-friendly' religion. It is often said that this is because it promotes an 'ecological' view of things, one stressing the essential unity of human beings and the natural world. Buddhism, Virtue and Environment presents a different view. While agreeing that…

    Paperback – 2005-02-18
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  • Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics

    By Simon P. James

    Zen Buddhism and Environmental Ethics explores the implications of Zen Buddhist teachings and practices for our moral relations with the natural world. At once an accessible introduction to Zen and an important contribution to the debate concerning the environmental implications of the tradition,…

    Paperback – 2004-05-25
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  • Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation

    A Philosophical Study

    By David Burton

    Buddhism is essentially a teaching about liberation - from suffering, ignorance, selfishness and continued rebirth. Knowledge of 'the way things really are' is thought by many Buddhists to be vital in bringing about this emancipation. This book is a philosophical study of the notion of liberating…

    Hardback – 2004-01-28
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  • An Introduction to Madhva Vedanta

    By Deepak Sarma

    This introduction to the Madhva school of Vedanta is accessible to a wide audience with interest in Hinduism, Indian thought and in the comparative philosophy of religion. Deepak Sarma explores the philosophical foundations of Madhva Vedanta and then presents translations of actual debates…

    Paperback – 2003-11-21
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  • Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy

    Empty Persons

    By Mark Siderits, Mark Siderits

    What does it mean to be a person? The philosophical problem of personal identity has been the subject of much debate in both Western philosophy and Buddhist philosophy. This book initiates a conversation between the two traditions showing how concepts and tools drawn from one philosophical…

    Hardback – 2003-09-28
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  • Comparative Approaches to Chinese Philosophy

    Edited by Bo Mou

    This anthology explores how Chinese and Western philosophies could jointly and constructively contribute to a common philosophical enterprise. Philosophers with in-depth knowledge of both traditions present a variety of distinct comparative approaches, offering a refined introduction to the further…

    Paperback – 2003-07-16
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  • An Introduction to Yoga Philosophy

    An Annotated Translation of the Yoga Sutras

    By Ashok Kumar Malhotra

    With its promise of personal improvement, physical well-being and spiritual enrichment, yoga is enjoying a resurgence in popularity at the turn of the third millennium. To unravel the mystery of the discipline, its philosophies and relevance in contemporary life, the original text of the Yoga…

    Hardback – 2001-10-12
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