Hardcover ´ Eastern Philosophy Kindle Ú

Hardcover ´ Eastern Philosophy Kindle Ú


Eastern Philosophy [Reading] ➶ Eastern Philosophy ➽ Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In a bold new approach to philosophical studies, Dr Chakravarthi Ram Prasad presents a comprehensive survey of over years of Eastern thought from a decidedly non Western perspective A renowned expert In a bold new approach to philosophical studies, Dr Chakravarthi Ram Prasad presents a comprehensive survey of overyears of Eastern thought from a decidedly non Western perspective A renowned expert in Eastern Philosophy, Dr Ram Prasad offers up an engaging examination of the great Asian philosophies on their own terms, along the way dispelling popular Western misconceptions about Eastern wisdom Broad enough to encompass the full range of Eastern philosophies from Buddhism to Daoism to Jainism while also conveying the subtle beauty of each distinct tradition, this is a truly indispensable guide to the philosophical culture of the East.


10 thoughts on “Eastern Philosophy

  1. Amith Amith says:

    3.5 5I picked up this book primarily to get a taste of the different schools of thought in Indian Philosophy, about which I knew barely anything The book is divided into seven chapters the ultimate questions, the self, Outward Inward good, knowledge, logic and language The author explains the take of different schools Indian and Chinese on these topics and compares them in some places This was not an easy book to read I think it mainly boils down to the complexity of the ideas conveyed 3.5 5I picked up this book primarily to get a taste of the different schools of thought in Indian Philosophy, about which I knew barely anything The book is divided into seven chapters the ultimate questions, the self, Outward Inward good, knowledge, logic and language The author explains the take of different schools Indian and Chinese on these topics and compares them in some places This was not an easy book to read I think it mainly boils down to the complexity of the ideas conveyed The author does provide pretty good examples in the form of analogies to explain them But he could have donein the form of some diagrams to help keep track of the many people he talks about and the positions of different schools The book is full of text for 242 pages and just ends abruptly with the last chapter The author focuses on the ideological debates that arose between different schools, like the Buddhist vs Hindu debate over the existence of self, which were great to read.This book helped me put into perspective the evolution of different Hindu and heterodox schools of thought like Jainism and Buddhism and appreciate them for their original ideas Hence as an introduction to Eastern Philosophy, the book does meet its objectives but it could be better


  2. Sumit Sumit says:

    An excellent analysis of Indian, Buddhist, Japanese and Chinese philosophy on topics like self, inward and outward good, language, logic, knowledge.


  3. Andrew Andrew says:

    Sometimes fascinating comparison between Indian and Chinese historical, religious philosophies


  4. Shivaji Das Shivaji Das says:

    Unstructured and hard to follow Perhaps there is nothing called Eastern Philosophy as an unified theory as the author rightly claims in the beginning.


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