Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2017

208 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190840518

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East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, and How We Are All Connected

Philip J. Ivanhoe

  • Draws upon resources in modern Western philosophy, religion, psychology, evolutionary theory, cognitive neuroscience, as well as traditional East Asian philosophy to develop and press its core claims
  • Offers a new and controversial thesis about the world, the self, and the relationship between the two
  • Challenges dominant "hyper-individualist" conceptions of the self
  • Argues that a more relationship-oriented conception of the self is not only consistent with our best science but presents a range of good consequences for both the self and other people, creatures, and things

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