A pioneer work in comparative philosophy. this book approaches the question of being through a range of traditions : the Greek, the Christian, the post-Nietzschean European, the Hindu, and the Buddhist.The Question of Being therefore is both a fresh, cross-cultural approach to a vital issue and also an example of comparative philosophy in action.
The editor's introduction clarifies historically the concept of comparative philosophy from A.du Perron's journey to Persia in the late 18th century to the work of such modern thinkers as Deussen, Jung and Aurbindo. Chapters by Owens and Kahn are concerned with the question of being in Greek philosophy; Gadamer, Adamczewski, and Scharff relate Heidegger's thought variously to Plato and the Greeks, the Upanisads, and the question of being. From the Eastern perspective : Halbfass examines the Indian realist school of Vaisesika with reference to Aristotle; Arapura writes of Advaita Vedanta thought of sat and brahman; Sprung discusses the importance of the Buddhist middle way in relation to the question of being ; and Mohanty contrast Vedanta, Nyaya, and Buddhist theories about being.
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Item Code: NAS145 Author: Mervyn Sprung Cover: HARDCOVER Edition: 1995 Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications ISBN: 8170304202 Language: English Size: 9.00 X 6.00 inch Pages: 172 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.32 Kg