DescriptionThis outstanding volume offers students, teachers and general readers a complete introductory survey of the major non-western philosophical traditions.
Guide to Pronunciation.
Part I: Historical Background:.
1. Chinese Philosophy: Tu Weiming (Harvard University).
2. A History of Indian Philosophy: J. N. Mohanty (Temple University).
3. Classical Polynesian Thinking: John Charlot (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
4. A Survey of Buddhist Thought: Ninian Smart (University of California at Santa Barbara).
5. Islamic Philosophy: Tamara Albertini (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Part II: The Chinese Tradition:.
6. Ideas of the Good in Chinese Philosophy: Shun Kwong-Loi (University of California at Berkeley).
7. The Chinese Conception of Selfhood: Roger T. Ames (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
8. Human Beings and Nature in Traditional Chinese Thought: P. J. Ivanhoe (Stanford University).
9. Causation in Chinese Thought: Carine Defoort (Catholic University of Leuven).
10. Chinese Social-Political Ideas: Henry Rosemont Jr. (St. Mary's College).
11. Reason and Principle in Chinese Philosophy: A. S. Cua (Catholic University of America).
12. The Way and the Truth: David L. Hall (University of Texas at El Paso).
13. Chinese Aesthetics: Stephen J. Goldberg (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
Part III: The Indian Tradition:.
14. Social-Political Thought in Classical India: Daya Krishna (University of Rajasthan).
15. Indian Conceptions of Reality and Divinity: Gerald James Larson (Indiana University).
16. Rationality in Indian Philosophy: Arindam Chakrabarti (University of Delhi).
17. Humankind and Nature in Indian Philosophy: John M. Koller (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).
18. The Idea of the Good in Indian Philosophy: J. N. Mohanty (Temple University).
19. Indian Aesthetics: Edwin Gerow (Reed College).
20. The Self and Person in Indian Philosophy: Stephen H. Phillips (University of Texas at Austin).
21. Truth in Indian Philosophy: Amita Chatterjee (Jadavpur University).
Part IV: The Buddhist Tradition:.
22. Ideas of the Good in Buddhist Philosophy: P. D. Premasiri (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka).
23. Reflections on Social and Political Ideals in Buddhist Philosophy: John Ross Carter (Colgate University).
24. Causality in Buddhist Philosophy: G. C. Pande (Universities of Rajasthan and Allahabad).
25. Humankind and Nature in Buddhism: Knute Jacobsen (University of Oslo).
26. The Buddhist Concept of Self: Thomas P. Kasulis (The Ohio State University).
27. Rationality in Buddhist Thought: David Bastow (University of Dundee).
28. Buddhist Perspectives on Ontological Truth: Matthew Kapstein (Columbia University).
Part V: The Islamic Tradition:.
29. Truth and Islamic Thought: Audrey Smirnov (University of Moscow). 30. Islamic Aesthetics: Seyyed Hossein Nasr (The George Washington University).
31. Reality and Divinity in Islamic Philosophy: Josep Puig Montada (Ciudad Universitaria, Madrid).
32. Selfhood/Personhood in Islamic Philosophy: John Walbridge (Indiana University).
33. The Concept of the Good in Islamic Philosophy: Mourad Wahba (Goethe Institute in Cairo).
34. Causality and Islamic Thought: Andrey Smirnov (University of Moscow).
35. Rationality in Islamic Philosophy: Majid F. Fakhry (American University of Beirut).
Part VI: The Contemporary Situation:.
36. Contemporary Chinese Philosophy: Roger T. Ames (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
37. Contemporary Japanese Philosophy: Shigenori Nagatomo (Temple University).
38. Contemporary Indian Philosophy: Bina Gupta (University of Missouri).
39. Contemporary Polynesian Thinking: John Charlot (University of Hawaii at Manoa).
40. Current Trends and Perspectives in African Philosophy: Segun Gbadegesin (Howard University).
41. Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy: Michiko Yusa (Western Washington University).
42. Contemporary Islamic Thought: Marietta Stepaniants (University of Moscow).
* In addition to historical coverage, the volume includes coverage of the current trends and perspectives in non-western thought.
* Includes over 40 new articles by leading scholars.