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Heidegger and Asian Thought

Heidegger and Asian Thought
Item Code: IDE743
Author: Graham Parkes
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1992
ISBN: 8120808029
Pages: 292
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.8" X 5.8"
From the Jacket:

In the current resurgence of interest in Heidegger, an important aspect of his thought has been neglected - namely, his long-standing interest in Asian philosophy. Heidegger and Asian Thought is the first book devoted to exploring this fascinating topic. It brings together essays by twelve scholars from India, China, Japan, Germany, and the United States, most of which were written especially for this volume.

The essays discuss heidegger's thinking in relation to Vedanta, Taoism, Zen and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. Heidegger's acquaintance with Asian thought - beginning from his familiarity with the Chuang-lzu as early as 1930 - is fully documented, including an account of his work on a partial translation of the Tao Te Ching into German.

Contributors to the volume include eminent Heidegger scholars such as Otto Poggeler, J.L.Mehta, Keiji Nishitani, and Joan Stambaugh. Of particular interest are the essays by five philosophers from Japan, providing a fresh perspective on Heidegger's thought from the standpoint of the Asian culture where Heidegger's philosophy has made its deepest impression.

This book will be of interest not only to Heidegger scholars but also to students of Asian and comparative philosophy and religion.

About the Author:

Graham Parkes studied philosophy and psychology at Oxford and the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz and is currently associate professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 1983 he was a visiting scholar at Kyoto University, during which time he did much of the groundwork for this volume. He has published a number of article on Nietzche and Heidegger, some of them from a comparative point of view, and on topics in the philosophy of literature, depth psychology, and the visual arts. He is presently completing a book on Nietzsche's psychology.


 Graham Parkes
Heidegger and Vedanta: Reflections on a Questionable Theme
West-East Dialogue: Heidegger and Lao-tzu
 Otto Poggeler
Heidegger, Taoism, and the Question of Metaphysics
 Joan Stambaugh
Heidegger and Out Translation of the Tao Te Ching
 Paul Shih-yi Hsiao
Thoughts on the Way: Being and Time Via Lao-Chuang
 Graham Parkes
Reflections on Two Addresses by Martin Heidegger
 Keiji Nishitani
The Encounter of Modern Japanese: Philosophy with Heidegger
 Yasuo Yuasa
On the Origin of Nihilism - In View of the Problem of Technology and Karma
 Akihiro Takeichi
Heidegger's Bremen Lectures: Towards a Dialogue with His Later Thought
 Kohei Mizoguchi
Language and Silence: Self-Inquiry in Heidegger and Zen
 Tetsuaki Kotoh
Afterwords - Language
 Graham Parkes
Heidegger's Way with Sinitic Thinking
 Hwa Yol Jung
Mudra as Thinking: Developing Our Wisdom-Of-Being in Gesture and Movement
 David Michael Levin
Author-Title Index275
Subject Index279

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