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1800-987-323 From Africa to Zen: An Invitation to World Philosophy (English) by Robert C. Solomon , Kathleen M. Higgins
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In the second edition of this groundbreaking text in non-Western philosophy, sixteen experts introduce some of the great philosophical traditions in the world. The essays unveil exciting, sophisticated philosophical traditions that are too often neglected in the western world. The contributors include the leading scholars in their fields, but they write for students coming to these concepts for the first time. Building on revisions and updates to the original, this new edition also considers three philosophical traditions for the first time—Jewish, Buddhist, and South Pacific (Maori) philosophy.Publisher Description
In this second edition, fifteen experts introduce some of the great philosophical traditions in the world. The dozen essays collected here unveil sophisticated philosophical traditions that are too often neglected in the western world. The contributors include the leading scholars in their fields but they write for students coming to these concepts for the first time. "From Africa to Zen" reveals the many theatres of philosophy around the globe. Building on revisions and updates to the original, including essays on China, India, Japan and the Americas, this edition also considers three philosophical traditions for the first time - Jewish, Budhist and South Pacific (Maori) philosophy.Author Biography
Robert C. Solomon, Quincy Lee Centennial Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of numerous books and textbooks in philosophy, including From Rationalism to Existentialism, The Passions, and The Bully Culture. Kathleen M. Higgins, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of Nietzsche's Zarathustra, The Music of Our Lives, and Comic Relief: Nietzsche's Gay Science. Together, they have written A Short History of Philosophy, What Nietzsche Really Said, and edited World Philosophy: A Text with Readings.Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding Order: The Chinese Perspective Chapter 2 Ways of Japanese Thinking Chapter 3 Traditional American Indian Attitudes toward Nature Chapter 4 Pre-Columbian and Modern Philosophical Perspectives in Latin America Chapter 5 Arabic Philosophy Chapter 6 Jewish Philosophy Chapter 7 Persian Philosophy Chapter 8 The Myth of Authenticity: Personhood, Traditional Culture, and African Philosophy Chapter 9 Indian Philosophies Chapter 10 Buddhist Philosophy Chapter 11 Maori Philosophy Chapter 12 Esoteric PhilosophyReview
Robert Solomon and Kathy Higgins, editors, and the many distinguished contributors are to be congratulated for this excellent second edition of the work. The new chapters on Jewish, Buddhist, and Maori Philosophy maintain the high standard of the original chapters, all of which are written with great clarity and insight. Anyone interested in the philosophies of the world should gratefully accept the invitation to learn from this fine book. -- Eliot Deutsch, University of HawaiiDetails
- Title From Africa to Zen: An Invitation to World Philosophy
- Author Kathleen M. Higgins
- Short Title FROM AFRICA TO ZEN 2/E
- Pages 312
- Language English
- Edition 2nd
- ISBN-10 0742513505
- ISBN-13 9780742513501
- Media Book
- Format Paperback
- DEWEY 109
- Year 2003
- Publication Date 2003-07-31
- Subtitle An Invitation to World Philosophy
- Place of Publication Lanham, MD
- Country of Publication United States
- Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Edited by Kathleen Marie Higgins
- Residence Austin, TX, US
- Affiliation University of Texas, Austin
- Imprint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Dimensions150mm x 18mm x 228mm
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