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by Mel Thompson
More people are seeking answers for life and spiritual guidance in the Far East. This book reveals the fundamental ideas that developed within the ancient civilizations of India and China, and examines the ethical and social implications of Eastern philosophy.
Published May 1st 1999 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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This is a succint and intriguing short introduction to Eastern Philosophy that whets the apetite to do more reading on the subject. What I particularly liked about this book is that it was clearly structured into many subsections, allowing one to easily revisit the book a little later without necessarily losing the connection. Strong points were also that important ideas were often rephrased again in other words or discussed in short comment sections, thereby helping to "digest" the material. Th ...more
It's a very complete collection on all the Eastern practice and philosophy historical development. There are notes of similarity western view and comparable western philosophy inserted in the relevant chapters or sections for readers to be aware or compare. Though it might not go as deep as it could for anyone who's focus on researching any specific eastern philosophy, but I found it's a supreme introductory level literature for one to have an overview before going further for more reading based ...more
A concise and readable introduction to a range of Eastern Philosophies. Covers Hindu ideas, Buddhism, Jainism, Confucianism, Taoism, Tantra and Zen. This book is always engaging, and feels like it covers the ground well enough. A good introduction, with a few good sign posts of where to look next.