An Introduction to Chinese Philosophy
By (author) Karyn L. Lai
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Introduction to Chinese Philosophy by Karyn L. Lai
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive introductory textbook to early Chinese philosophy covers a range of philosophical traditions which arose during the Spring and Autumn (722-476 BCE) and Warring States (475-221 BCE) periods in China, including Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, and Legalism. It considers concepts, themes and argumentative methods of early Chinese philosophy and follows the development of some ideas in subsequent periods, including the introduction of Buddhism into China. The book examines key issues and debates in early Chinese philosophy, cross-influences between its traditions and interpretations by scholars up to the present day. The discussion draws upon both primary texts and secondary sources, and there are suggestions for further reading. This will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the foundations of Chinese philosophy and its richness and continuing relevance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521846462
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Introduces students to all of the concepts, themes and argumentative methods of early Chinese philosophy.
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Author Biography - Karyn L. Lai
Karyn L. Lai is Senior Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, University of New South Wales. She is author of Learning from Chinese Philosophies: Ethics of Interdependent and Contextualised Self (2006).
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