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An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy : A Travel Guide to Philosophical Space - Walter Benesch

An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy

A Travel Guide to Philosophical Space

Paperback Published: 31st January 1997
ISBN: 9780333930687
Number Of Pages: 229

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This unique book is a comparative introduction to important philosophical questions and positions across world traditions. It explores the presuppositions, knowledge techniques, and logics developed by Greco-European, Indian, and Chinese philosophers in their efforts to understand the object world, human consciousness, and their inter-connections.

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'An Introduction to Comparative Philosophy is eminently readable. The style of writing is economical and clear. It will be informative and valuable to anyone interested in comparative philosophy' - Kwang-Sae Lee, Professor of Philosophy, Kent State University

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Prologuep. ix
Introduction: Philosophical Spacep. 1
Worlds within Worldsp. 6
Thinking about Thinkingp. 16
The Object Dimension of Philosophical Space
The Object Dimension: Assumptionsp. 35
Aristotle, Objectivity, and the Unmoved Moverp. 48
Objectivity and Ataraxia: Epicurean Gardens, a Stoic Porch and Skeptic Scalesp. 67
The Handmaiden and the Handiworkp. 88
The Subject Dimension of Philosophical Space
Consciousness: One Chariot and Two Views of the Galaxyp. 109
The Jain Axiom of Non-absolutismp. 130
The Situational Dimension of Philosophical Space
Situations and Raising Dead Lionsp. 153
The Aspect/Perspective Dimension of Philosophical Space
The Way of Nature and Mind as Aspect and Perspectivep. 177
Epiloguep. 197
Notesp. 202
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780333930687
ISBN-10: 0333930681
Series: Travel Guide to Philosophical Space
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 229
Published: 31st January 1997
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 14.12  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1