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The Tao Encounters the West
The Tao Encounters the West (April 1999)
Explorations in Comparative Philosophy
Chenyang Li - Author

Examines liberal democracy and Confucianism as two value systems and argues for a future where both coexist as independent value systems in China.

The relation between liberal democracy and Confucianism is explored by author Chenyang Li as he argues for a Chinese future where both coexist as independent value systems. This relationship is shown through a comparative study of Chinese and Western ideas and phil...(Read More)

Community, Violence, and Peace
Community, Violence, and Peace (October 1998)
Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-First Century
A. L. Herman - Author

Replaces communal altruism with communal egoism as a way of solving problems of too much violence and too little peace in the twenty-first century.

"Community, Violence, and Peace takes up key questions facing the world today and engages them from the best of Western and Eastern wisdom. How to create community in the face of individualism on the one hand and group violence on the other (especially when nature is ...(Read More)
Education/Technology/Power (July 1998)
Educational Computing as a Social Practice
Michael W. Apple - Editor
Hank Bromley - Editor

With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?

"This book provides a powerful set of metaphors and linkages for thinking about technology in relation to education. It urges us to move beyond questions of instructio...(Read More)
A Comparative History of World Philosophy
A Comparative History of World Philosophy (March 1998)
From the Upanishads to Kant
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Breaks through the cultural barriers between Western, Indian, and Chinese philosophy and demonstrates that despite considerable differences between these three great philosophical traditions, there are fundamental resemblances in their abstract principles.

"Given the current interest in cultural diversity, this book could not have come at a better moment....(Read More)
Thinking from the Han
Thinking from the Han (January 1998)
Self, Truth, and Transcendence in Chinese and Western Culture
David L. Hall - Author
Roger T. Ames - Author

Examines the issues of self (including gender), truth, and transcendence in classical Chinese and Western philosophy.
"I especially like the book's clarity of presentation and its attempt to address the way in which contemporary Westerners are likely to misunderstand the Chinese. The way the book draws attention to the practical effects that the different philosophical backgrounds of China and the West have on our current efforts at cross...(Read More)
Recognizing Reality
Recognizing Reality (January 1997)
Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations
Georges B. J. Dreyfus - Author

Examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers and their reception by Tibetan thinkers.

"Georges Dreyfus is to my knowledge to date the only Westerner who is a fully-qualified Tibetan Ge-shay. He knows exactly how this material is interpreted and used in Tibetan debate within the dGe lugs tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The fact that Dreyfus is also very aware of W...(Read More)
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism
The Social Self in Zen and American Pragmatism (January 1996)
Steve Odin - Author

This is the first book on East-West comparative thought to critically analyze the Zen Buddhist model of self in modern Japanese philosophy from the standpoint of American pragmatism.

The thesis of this work is that in both modern Japanese philosophy and American pragmatism there has been a paradigm shift from a monological concept of self as an isolated "I" to a dialogical concept of the social self as an "I-Thou ...(Read More)
Amoral Politics
Amoral Politics (March 1995)
The Persistent Truth of Machiavellism
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

After exploring the theory and practice of politics in ancient China, ancient India, and modern Europe, Scharfstein argues that the justification for deception and force is inseparable from political life and assesses the chances for a better political future.
This is a study of how and why politics is amoral. It deals especially with what the author terms Machiavellism--the disregard of moral scruples for political ends that leads to th...(Read More)
Dilemmas of Life and Death
Dilemmas of Life and Death (December 1994)
Hindu Ethics in a North American Context
S. Cromwell Crawford - Author

This is a breakthrough work expanding the debate of the dilemmas of life and death in contemporary American society by carrying it beyond the insights of Western religious and philosophic thought to include ethical perspectives of the Hindu tradition.

The topics covered are the timely ethical issues that concern both Americans and all people of the world --abortion, suicide, euthanasia, and the environment. A lively East-West dialogue probes ...(Read More)
Emotions in Asian Thought
Emotions in Asian Thought (December 1994)
A Dialogue in Comparative Philosophy, With a Discussion by Robert C. Solomon
Joel Marks - Editor
Roger T. Ames - Editor

Treats the nature and ethical significance of emotions from a comparative cultural perspective emphasizing Asian traditions.
This book broadens the inquiry into emotion to comprehend a comparative cultural outlook. It begins with an overview of recent work in the West, and then proceeds to the main business of scrutinizing various relevant issues from both Asian and comparative perspectives. Finally, Robert Solomon comments and summarizes...(Read More)
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