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Learning from Asian Philosophy - Joel J. Kupperman

Learning from Asian Philosophy

Paperback Published: 1st November 1999
ISBN: 9780195128321
Number Of Pages: 224

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In an attempt to bridge the vast divide between classical Asian thought and contemporary Western philosophy, Joel J. Kupperman finds that the two traditions do not, by and large, supply different answers to the same questions. Rather, each tradition is searching for answers to their own set of questions--mapping out distinct philosophical investigations.
In this groundbreaking book, Kupperman argues that the foundational Indian and Chinese texts include lines of thought that can enrich current philosophical practice, and in some cases provide uniquely sophisticated insights. Special attention is given to the ethical issues of formation and fluidity of self, the nature and possibilities of choice, the compartmentalization of life implicit in some ethical systems, the variations of ethical demands from person to person, and the nature of philosophy itself as a communicative activity. This study will provide a wealth of information for philosophers seeking a closer knowledge of Asian philosophy and general readers with an interest in Eastern thought.

"Kupperman takes Confucius and company seriously, championing a focus on character and development of a 'second self' as appropriate for ethical philosophy. He brings in resources of Western ethical reflection, in which he is most accomplished, to engage the non-Western philosophers on important issues, including the very nature of philosophy."--Ethics "An excellent resource for graduate students and professors seeking new ways to formulate and assess three major themes that run through the book: ethics, the self, and the nature of philosophical communication."--APA Newsletter "It is in part because it both opens paths and draws the reader to travel further along them that Kupperman's book is an exemplary illustration of how we in the West can profit from resources available outside our own traditions."--Philosophy of East and West "Kupperman's book is a useful, well-researched contribution to the philosophical works that compare and contrast western and Asian philosophical thought ... The book supports the emerging trend in western philosophical ethics to be more inclusive of global ethical perspectives."--Religious Studies Review "Kupperman takes Confucius and company seriously, championing a focus on character and development of a 'second self' as appropriate for ethical philosophy. He brings in resources of Western ethical reflection, in which he is most accomplished, to engage the non-Western philosophers on important issues, including the very nature of philosophy."--Ethics "An excellent resource for graduate students and professors seeking new ways to formulate and assess three major themes that run through the book: ethics, the self, and the nature of philosophical communication."--APA Newsletter "Kupperman's book is a useful, well-researched contribution to philosophical works that compare and contrast western and Asian Philosophical thought."--Religious Studies Review "The book supports the emerging trend in Western philosophical ethics to be more inclusive of global ethical perspectives."--Religious Studies Review

Introduction Section 1:: The Formation of the Self Section 2:: The Fluidity of the Self Section 3:: Choice Section 4:: The Scope of Ethics Section 5:: The Demands of Ethics Section 6:: Philosophy as Communication Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780195128321
ISBN-10: 019512832X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.67  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.34