Within the Four Seas--: Introduction to Comparative Philosophy

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Peeters Publishers, 2007 - 634 էջ
Our world has evolved in such a way that we can no longer reduce it to just a market - it has also become an agora, where philosophers exchange world-views in order to understand one another. Europe has lost its position at the centre of the world and should stop pretending it holds the one true religion, philosophy, economy and science. Instead, we should turn our attention to fulfilling the dream of Erasmus reflected in his statement: "I wish to be a citizen of the world". First and foremost, we should learn to play fair when comparing different cultures and not rely on exlusively western criteria. This book explains how a comparative model, based on the paradigm-free axes of energy and information, accommodates the current world-views of Taoism, Buddhism and Rationalism - representing Chinese, Indian and Western heritages respectively - and shows how science and religion interrelate within such a global framework.
 

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Foreword
1
the world as an agora
23
the world as a memory
32
citizen of the world
45
In Search of a Comparative
71
Building up a model
90
Two forms of information
100
becoming being nonbeing being
134
The communicative situation
175
Chinese Greek and Indian
197
Too Far East is West
291
transit models
305
Back to Daily Life
521
Humanism and spirituality
531
The meaning of Eastern philosophy for the West
543
The future of Chinese philosophy
576

The three fundamental worldviews
152
Epistemology
164

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