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Title:
Key concepts in Eastern philosophy
Author:
Leaman, Oliver, 1950-
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Publication Information:
London : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxx, 319 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415173629

9780415173636
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Book

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Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophyprovides an extensive glossary of the main terms and concepts used in Eastern philosophy. The book includes definitions of philosophical ideas linked to the national traditions of:
* Persia
* India
* Islamic world
* China
* Japan
* Tibet
including concepts from:
* Zoroastrianism
* Hinduism
* Sufism
* Islam
* Confucianism
* Shintoism
* Taoism
* Buddhism
Each entry includes a guide for further reading and critical analysis, and is cross-referenced with associated concepts and is in easy-to-use A-Z format.


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Library Journal Review

Leaman (philosophy, Liverpool John Moores Univ.) writes exclusively about Eastern philosophy, with entries varying in length from a paragraph to several pages. He uses Asian terms in his explanations of philosophical concepts, and where philosophies differ in their interpretation of concepts he covers those differences in the entry. This shows the adoption, and adaptation, occurring among and between neighboring traditions. Leaman successfully separates philosophy and religion, allowing definitions of philosophical terms to stand on their own. He also includes coverage of Islam, giving the book an interesting breadth. The lists of key thinkers and concepts are helpful, and readers will gain from the definitions and discussion of major ideas of this large region's philosophies. Leaman is successful in his focus on Eastern philosophy; for academic and larger public libraries.√ĄNaomi E. Hafter, Broward Cty. P.L., Ft. Lauderdale, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Transliteration
Cross Referencing
Key Thinkers
Alphabetical List of Key Concepts
Dates of Thinkers
References and Further Reading
Index

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