Part I: Ancient Philosophies: .
The 'Schools' and their Framework.
Samkhya and Yoga.
Ethics and Indian Philosophy.
The Character of Chinese Philosophy.
Naturalism and Relativism.
Epicureanism, Scepticism and Stoicism.
Part II: Middle Period and 'Modern' Philosophies: .
5. Medieval Philosophies.
Religion and Philosophy.
Neo-Platonism and Early Christianity.
Islamic and Jewish Philosophy.
Thomism and its Critics.
6. Developments in Asian Philosophy.
7. From Renaissance to Enlightenment.
Humanism and the Rise of Science.
Dualism, Materialism and Idealism.
Monism and Monadology.
Enlightenment and Its Critics.
Part III: Recent Philosophies:.
8. Kant and the Nineteenth Century.
Philosophies of the Will.
Marxism and Social Darwinism.
Positivism, Pragmatism and British Idealism.
9. Recent Non-Western Philosophies.
China and Japan.
The Islamic World.
10. Twentieth-Century Western Philosophies.
Philosophies of Life.
Phenomenology, Hermeneutics and Existentialism.
Logical Atomism and Logical Positivism.
Postmodernism and Related Tendencies.
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