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Classic Asian Philosophy

A Guide to the Essential Texts

Second Edition

Joel J. Kupperman

Publication Date - November 2006

ISBN: 9780195189810

208 pages
Paperback
5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Retail Price to Students: $29.99

This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's classic introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts.

Description

This is a second, revised edition of Kupperman's introduction to Asian philosophy via its canonical texts. Kupperman ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism, walking students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots. Kupperman has made revisions throughout the text, clarifying where necessary, and added a new chapter on al-Arabi's The Bezels of Wisdom, a classic of Islamic Sufism.

Features

  • Ranges from the Upanishads to the Bhagavad Gita through Confucius to Zen Buddhism
  • The author walks students through the texts, conveying the vitality and appeal of the works, and explaining their philosophical roots.
  • The author has made revisions throughout the text, clarifying where necessary, and added a new chapter on al-Arabi's The Bezels of Wisdom, a classic of Islamic Sufism.

About the Author(s)

Joel J. Kupperman is Professor of Philosophy at University of Connecticut, and the author of Ethics and Qualities of Life (Oxford, 2006), and Six Myths About the Good Life (2006), among other books.

Table of Contents

    1. The Upanishads
    2. The Dhammapada
    3. The Bhagavad Gita
    4. The Bevels of Wisdom (new)
    5. Confucius
    6. Menicus
    7. Tao Te Ching
    8. The Zhuangzi
    9. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
    10. Classic Asian Philosophies as Guides to Life
    Index