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Oriental Enlightenment - 97 edition

Oriental Enlightenment (ISBN10: 0415133769; ISBN13: 9780415133760)
ISBN13: 978-0415133760
ISBN10: 0415133769

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ISBN13: 978-0415133753
ISBN10: 0415133750

Summary: The West has long had an ambivalent attitude toward the philosophical traditions of the East. Voltaire claimed that the East is the civilization ''to which the West owes everything'', yet C.S. Peirce was contemptuous of the ''monstrous mysticism of the East''. And despite the current trend toward globalizations, there is still a reluctance to take seriously the intellectual inheritance of South and East Asia. Oriental Enlightenmentchallenges this Eurocentric prejudice.J. J. Clarkeex
amines the role played by the ideas of Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism in the intellectual life of the West and how these ideas, far more than exotic distractions, or even instruments of colonial domination, have been the means towards serious self-questioning and self-renewal, used to dispute and even to undermine Western orthodoxies.
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Summary: The West has long had an ambivalent attitude toward the philosophical traditions of the East. Voltaire claimed that the East is the civilization ''to which the West owes everything'', yet C.S. Peirce was contemptuous of the ''monstrous mysticism of the East''. And despite the current trend toward globalizations, there is still a reluctance to take seriously the intellectual inheritance of South and East Asia. Oriental Enlightenmentchallenges this Eurocentric prejudice.J. J. Clarkeexamines the role played by the ideas of Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism in the intellectual life of the West and how these ideas, far more than exotic distractions, or even instruments of colonial domination, have been the means towards serious self-questioning and self-renewal, used to dispute and even to undermine Western orthodoxies. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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