Understanding Asian Philosophy: Ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita
Understanding Asian Philosophy introduces the four major Asian traditions through their key texts and thinkers: the Analects of Confucius, the Daoist text Zhuangzi, the early Buddhist Suttas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Approached through the central issue of ethical development, this engaging introduction reveals the importance of moral self-cultivation and provides a firm grounding in the origins of Asian thought.
Leading students confidently through complex texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy includes a range of valuable features:
As well as sections on other texts and thinkers in the tradition, there are frequent references to contemporary examples and issues. Each chapter also discusses other thinkers in different traditions in the West, presenting various comparative approaches. With its clear focus on thinkers and texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy is an ideal undergraduate introduction to Chinese, Indian, Buddhist and Daoist thought.
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Ethical Philosophy in Asian Traditions
Ethics and SelfCultivation in Ancient China
1 The Analects of Confucius
2 Zhuangzi and the DaoistTradition
Ethics and SelfCultivation in Ancient India
3 The Suttas Dhammapada and the Early Buddhist Tradition