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Incorporating cultural and religious contexts, this unique Encyclopedia provides a vital guide to the main concepts and thinkers in Asian philosophy - starting with Abhidharma and ending with Zurvan. The main philosophical trends and thinkers in each geographical area are featured, with an emphasis on endtemporary developments and movements. The A-Z structured encyclopedia emphasizes that Asian philosophy is not merely an ancient form of thought but that it is a living philosophy, with roots in the past, and also a potent and animate presence today. This translates into the reciprocal exchange of theories between Eastern and Western thinking, for example of new schools of thought such as orientalism. Requiring no prior knowledge of philosophy, religion or Asian cultures, this book is essential reading for students, teachers and the interested individual who wishes to gain an understanding of the philosophical basis to Asian cultural systems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415172813
ISBN-10: 0415172810
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 56mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Oliver Leaman

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at University of Kentucky and was a section editor on the multi volume Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy and contributed to the Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy.

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