Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy A Reader by Alexander Lyon Macfie

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  • Modern Western philosophy, c 1600 to the present,
  • Non-Western philosophy,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Philosophy, Asian,
  • Influence,
  • Philosophy,
  • Philosophy, Modern,
  • Eastern,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy / Eastern,
  • 18th century,
  • Orientalism

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ISBN 100748617418
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The influence of East on West - of Eastern ideas on Western thought - has become an increasingly vexed issue in recent times. Opinion is divided between two main schools: those who believe that Oriental ideas have exercised a considerable influence on Western thought, and those who, for a variety of reasons, believe that such influence has remained negligible.

out of 5 stars Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy. Reviewed in the United States on October 2, From my point of view, this book is very useful for the teaching of the history of political thought as well as political theory and philosophy.

The tendency to separate Western thought fom all the World outside is quite obvious and 5/5(2). "Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy" explores the extent of Oriential influence on European thought, primarily during the Enlightenment and the 19th-century period of doubt and scepticism that followed it.

As such it brings together a series of specific historical and textual studies of Oriental influence upon European thinkers. The influence of Eastern ideas on Western thought has become an increasingly vexed issue in recent times.

Opinion is divided between two main schools: those who believe that Oriental ideas have exercised a considerable influence on Western thought, and those who, for a variety of reasons, believe that such influence has remained negligible. The Philosophy of the Western (Philosophy Of Popular Culture) Philosophy of the Western examines topics including: the epistemological and ethical benefits of solitude and how the Western influences personal identity.

The philosophies of John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and J.J. Rousseau are likewise invoked to show how Westerns illustrate the 5/5(2). Eastern influences on Western philosophy.

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: A L Macfie.

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There is still a widespread inclination to think that there is an unbridgeable chasm between Eastern and Western philosophy. Eastern philosophy or Asian philosophy includes the various philosophies that originated in East and South Asia including The modern period saw the rise of Buddhist modernism and Humanistic Buddhism under Western influences and the development of a Western Buddhism with influences from modern psychology and Western (Book of Changes).

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Though each line is concerned with finding the right path to follow, the methodology and teachings of the philosophers. Philosophy (from Greek: φιλοσοφία, philosophia, 'love of wisdom') is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Apart from geographical locations, these two parts of the world have differences in their way of life and the approach to life in general/5(9). philosophy [Gr.,=love of wisdom], study of the ultimate reality, causes, and principles underlying being and thinking.

It has many aspects and different manifestations according to the problems involved and the method of approach and emphasis used by the individual philosopher.

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> Question: Is Eastern philosophy superior to Western philosophy. As another answer noted, one philosophy cannot truly be superior over another because philosophies are compatible with each other.

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Excerpt from Research Paper: East/West An Analysis of Eastern Influence in Western Art The American/English poet T.S. Eliot references the Upanishad in his most famous poem "The Wasteland," a work that essentially chronicles the break-up of Western civilization and looks to Eastern philosophy for a kind of crutch in the wake of the abandonment of Western philosophy.

Western philosophy refers to the philosophical thought and work of the Western ically, the term refers to the philosophical thinking of Western culture, beginning with Greek philosophy of the pre-Socratics such as Thales (c. – c. BC) and Pythagoras (c. – c. BC), and eventually covering a large area of the globe.

The "West" was originally defined as the Western t Romans distinguished between Oriental (Eastern, or Asian) cultures that inhabited present-day Egypt and Occidental cultures that lived in the West.

A thousand years later, the East-West Schism separated the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodox Church from each other. The definition of Western changed as the West was influenced by. Bertrand Russell wrote his treatise A History of Western Philosophy to show that philosophy is an important part of the political and cultural lives of civilizations.

He also shows how earlier philosophy influences later philosophy. Philosophy is embedded in a cultural context, and for this reason Russell provides connections between the thoughts of philosophers and the events of their time.

The most often cited difference is that western philosophy is 'fragmentary' while eastern philosophy is 'holistic'. The popular writer Sankara Saranam, author of the book God Without Religion, is one example of this when he claims that eastern philosophy is concerned with general knowledge while western philosophy aims at specific : Emily Mark.

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East and West may have myriad differences based on culture and education. These differences can be noted for the most part in people’s behavior and attitudes.

The major difference between eastern and western culture is that people in the east are more conservative and traditional than the general population in the west.

Abstract. Ethics judgments on one product are closely related to social culture. Western civilization creates abundant philosophy thoughts and greatly influences modern science development; on the other hand, China and other eastern countries have more than 5, years of history and create abundant philosophy thoughts in a different : Xingze Wu, Ming Wang, Shukun Tang, Ang Li.

In the western world, philosophy traces its beginnings to the ancient Ionian city of Miletus, the richest city in the ancient Greek world.

There, on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean in the sixth century B.C.E., the Greeks began to systematically apply human reason to questions concerning nature and human life without reference to the. Summary Book 1, Part 1, Chapter 1: The Rise of Greek Civilization "Much of what makes civilization had already existed for thousands of years in Egypt and in Mesopotamia, and had spread thence to neighboring countries," says Bertrand Russell, in accounting for the rise of Greek eless, the Greeks "invented mathematics and science and philosophy; they first wrote history as.

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Indian Influences on Western Literature Let me first present an intriguing difficulty for all who wish to study the influences of Indian ideas, values, and beliefs on Western literature.

Consider that some key words on both sides of the East-West divide have no translatable equivalents. The book begins by addressing two important literary influences on Heidegger: Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. It goes on to examine Heidegger’s philosophical influence, and features three crucial figures in the reception of Heidegger’s thought in Eastern Europe and Russi a: Vladimir Bibikhin, Krzysztof Michalski, and Jan Patočka.

Many famous Western philosophers have read (or read about) Eastern philosophy, but whether any were highly influenced by it is hard to say.

Nicholas Malebranch wrote an imaginary dialogue between a Christian philosopher and a Chinese philosopher. See Eastern Philosophy. Western Philosophy has had a tremendous influence on, and has been greatly influenced by, Western Religion, Science, and Politics.

Indeed, the central concepts of these fields can be thought of as elements or branches of Western Philosophy. To the Ancient Greeks, these fields were often one and the same. Chapter Eastern and Western Thinking.

American Visitor: To bring some of the Eastern mind, or intuition, in. And, I would like to hear what you think about what is important for me to remember when I am trying to teach Americans, Westerners, to think creatively.

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If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. "Journeys East: 20th Century Western Encounters with Eastern Religious Traditions is a book I have been waiting for: it is the most complete and the most sympathetic account of the meeting and mingling of Western and Eastern traditions, that has characterized the history of religion in the 20th century.

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