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Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy

Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought: Essays in Environmental Philosophy


Item Code: IDE876

by Edited By: J. Baird Callicott & Roger T. Ames

Hardcover (Edition: 1991)

Sri Satguru Publications
ISBN 8170302609

Language: English
Size: 8.7" X 5.7"
Pages: 356
488 gms
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From the Jacket:

For our environmental problems what is needed is a new way of looking at nature. Here, the authors turn to the Asian tradition. Asking if they can provide us with conceptual resources for addressing environmental concerns. Western environmental philosophers and some of our most distinguished representatives of Asian and comparative philosophy critically consider what Asia has to offer. The first section provides an ecological world view as a basis for comparison. Subsequent as a basis for comparison. Subsequent section provides an ecological world view as a basis for comparison. Subsequent section include chapters by leading, contemporary scholars in Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Buddhist thought that explore the Western perception of Asian philosophy is a rich conceptual resource for contemporary environmental thinkers.

"This book promises to provide an intellectual and an ethical incentive which will encourage its Western audience to reflect on the course of Western history that has led to the concerns addressed within. It would serve as valuable reading for anyone who is interested in the environment and in exploring new and traditionally Asian approaches to this crucial subject" - Shigenori Nagatomo, Temple University.

About the Author

J. Baird Callicott is Professor of Philosophy and Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii.


 Eugene C. Hargrove
Introduction: The Asian Traditions as a Conceptual Resource for Environmental Philosophy
 J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames

I. The Ecological World View: A Basis for Engagement

Pacific Shift
 William Irwin Thompson
Biology as a Cosmological Science
 Harold J. Morowitz
The Metaphysical Implications of Ecology
 J. Baird Callicott

II. The Chinese World View

The Continuity of Being: Chinese Visions of Nature
 Tu Wei-ming
Human/Nature in Nietzsche and Taoism
 Grahan Parkes
On Seeking a Change of Environment
 David L. Hall
Putting the Te back into Taoism
 Roger T. Ames
Units of Change - Units of Value
 Robert C. Neville

III. The Japanese World View

The Japanese Concept of "Nature"
 Hubertus Tellenbach and Bin Kimura
The Japanese Experience of Nature
 David Edward Shaner
Saigyo and the Buddhist Value of Nature
 William R. LaFleur

IV. The Buddhist World View

The Jewel Net of Indra
 Francis H. Cook
Environmental Problematics
 Kenneth K. Inada
Toward a Middle Path of Survival
 David J. Kalupahana

V. The Indian World View

A Metaphysical Grounding for Natural Reverence: East-West 
 Eliot Deutsch
"Conceptual Resources" in South Asia for "Environmental Ethics"
 Gerald James Larson
Epilogue: On the Relation of Idea and Action
 J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames

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