Asian Philosophies

7th Edition

John M. Koller

Published February 7, 2018
Textbook - 396 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138629721 - CAT# Y320132

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With an inside view from an expert in the field and a clear and engaging writing style, Asian Philosophies, Seventh Edition invites students and professors to think along with the great minds of the Asian traditions. Eminent scholar and teacher John M. Koller has devoted his life to understanding and explaining Asian thought and practice. He wrote this text to give students access to the rich philosophical and religious ideas of both South and East Asia.

New to this seventh edition:

  • Added material on Confucianism, including focused coverage of (1) the Analects and society and (2) ren and nature;
  • Additional information on Theravada Buddhism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism as well as new in-depth coverage of ecological attitudes in Buddhism;
  • Expanded coverage of ecological attitudes in all of the Asian traditions;
  • Brief excerpts from primary sources to help better explain the key concepts;
  • Added timelines for essential texts in each tradition;
  • Improved Glossary and Pronunciation Guide;
  • Additional text boxes, to help students quickly understand key ideas, texts, and concepts;
  • Updated Further Reading sections.


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