By Joel J. Kupperman

In an try and bridge the monstrous divide among classical Asian inspiration and modern Western philosophy, Joel J. Kupperman reveals that the 2 traditions don't, in general, offer diverse solutions to an analogous questions. really, each one culture is looking for solutions to their very own set of questions--mapping out special philosophical investigations.

In this groundbreaking ebook, Kupperman argues that the foundational Indian and chinese language texts comprise traces of suggestion which could enhance present philosophical perform, and in certain cases offer uniquely refined insights. detailed awareness is given to the moral problems with formation and fluidity of self, the character and probabilities of selection, the compartmentalization of lifestyles implicit in a few moral structures, the diversities of moral calls for from individual to individual, and the character of philosophy itself as a communicative task. This learn will offer a wealth of data for philosophers looking a better wisdom of Asian philosophy and basic readers with an curiosity in jap thought.

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