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By James W. Heisig,Thomas P. Kasulis,John C. Maraldo

With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now entry in one quantity the richness and variety of eastern philosophy because it has constructed all through background. top students within the box have translated decisions from the writings of greater than 100 philosophical thinkers from all eras and faculties of notion, a lot of them to be had in English for the 1st time.

The Sourcebook editors have got down to characterize the whole jap philosophical tradition—not simply the huge spectrum of educational philosophy courting from the creation of Western philosophy within the latter a part of the 19th century, but in addition the philosophical principles of significant jap traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical value of every culture is specified by an intensive evaluation, and every choice is observed by way of a short biographical caricature of its writer and worthy info on putting the paintings in its right context. the majority of the assisting fabric, which contains approximately 1 / 4 of the amount, is given to unique interpretive essays on subject matters no longer explicitly lined in different chapters: cultural identification, samurai concept, girls philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics.

An introductory bankruptcy offers a ancient review of eastern philosophy and a dialogue of the japanese debate over defining the assumption of philosophy, either one of which aid clarify the reason at the back of the layout of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive thesaurus of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. experts will locate details with regards to unique assets and sinographs for jap names and phrases in a entire bibliography and basic index.

Handsomely provided and obviously prepared for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook should be a cornerstone in eastern reports for many years to come back. it is going to be an important reference for a person attracted to conventional or modern eastern tradition and how it has formed and been formed via its nice thinkers over the centuries.

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