Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook (Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture)

Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook (Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture)

James W. Heisig, Thomas P. Kasulis, John C. Maraldo


With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now entry in one quantity the richness and variety of jap philosophy because it has constructed all through heritage. major students within the box have translated decisions from the writings of greater than 100 philosophical thinkers from all eras and faculties of suggestion, a lot of them to be had in English for the 1st time.

The Sourcebook editors have got down to symbolize the full jap philosophical tradition―not in basic terms the vast spectrum of educational philosophy relationship from the advent of Western philosophy within the latter a part of the 19th century, but additionally the philosophical principles of significant eastern traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical value of every culture is specified by an in depth evaluation, and every choice is observed by way of a quick biographical cartoon of its writer and invaluable details on putting the paintings in its right context. the majority of the aiding fabric, which includes approximately 1 / 4 of the quantity, is given to unique interpretive essays on subject matters now not explicitly coated in different chapters: cultural identification, samurai notion, ladies philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics.

An introductory bankruptcy offers a ancient review of eastern philosophy and a dialogue of the japanese debate over defining the belief of philosophy, either one of which support clarify the reason at the back of the layout of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive word list of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. experts will locate details with regards to unique assets and sinographs for jap names and phrases in a complete bibliography and common index.

Handsomely awarded and obviously geared up for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook could be a cornerstone in jap experiences for many years to come back. it is going to be an important reference for somebody drawn to conventional or modern eastern tradition and how it has formed and been formed by means of its nice thinkers over the centuries.

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