Dao Companion to the Philosophy of Han Fei (Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy)

Han Fei, who died in 233 BC, was once one of many fundamental philosophers of China’s classical period, a name nonetheless intact regardless of contemporary overlook. This edited quantity at the philosopher, his perspectives on politics and philosophy, and the tensions of his relatives with Confucianism (which he derided) is the 1st of its type in English.

Featuring contributions from experts in a variety of disciplines together with spiritual reviews and literature, this new addition to the Dao partners to chinese language Philosophy series contains the most recent study. It breaks new flooring with reviews of Han Fei’s highbrow antecedents, and his dating as a ancient determine with Han Feizi, the textual content attributed to him, in addition to surveying the complete panoply of his concept. additionally it is a bankruptcy size survey of correct scholarship, either in chinese language and Japanese.

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Language of Images: Visualization and Meaning in Tantras (Asian Thought and Culture)

Whereas Indian visible tradition and Tantric pictures have drawn extensive realization, the tradition of pictures, rather that of the divine photographs, is largely misunderstood. This publication is the 1st to systematically deal with the hermeneutic and philosophical points of visualizing photos in Tantric practices. whereas reading the problems of embodiment and emotion, this quantity initiates a discourse on image-consciousness, mind's eye, reminiscence, and bear in mind. the most goal of this e-book is to discover the that means of the opaque Tantric varieties, and with this, the textual content goals to introduce visible language to discourse. Language of Images is the results of a protracted and sustained engagement with Tantric practitioners and philosophical and exegetical texts. because of its artificial strategy of using a number of how you can learn cultural artifacts, this paintings stands by myself in its try to get to the bottom of the esoteric domain names of Tantric perform by way of addressing the tradition of visualization.

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Presocratics and Plato: Festschrift at Delphi in Honor of Charles Kahn

This celebratory Festschrift devoted to Charles Kahn contains a few 23 articles via buddies, former scholars and co-workers, a lot of whom first provided their papers on the overseas "Presocratics and Plato" Symposium in his honor (European Cultural middle of Delphi, Greece, 3–7 June, 2009). The convention used to be prepared and subsidized by way of the HYELE Institute for Comparative experiences, Parmenides Publishing, and Starcom AG, with endorsements from the foreign Plato Society, and the Dean of the college of Arts and Sciences, collage of Pennsylvania. whereas Kahn's paintings reaches a ways past the Presocratics and Plato, it really is in those topic parts that the excellence of his scholarship has turn out to be considered as almost unmatched. The articles contributed to this quantity are by way of essentially the most well known students engaged on those themes this present day, their breadth and intensity bearing witness to his profound influence and effect at the self-discipline of old Greek Philosophy.

Charles Kahn taught Classics and Philosophy at Columbia collage from 1957 to 1965, and has considering that been educating within the Philosophy division of the college of Pennsylvania. He spent a 12 months as vacationing Professor on the American college of Classical stories in Athens, and had extra vacationing Fellowships at Balliol collage, Oxford and Clare corridor, Cambridge, and a time period as traveling Professor at Harvard. he's the recipient of a number of prestigious examine offers, from the yankee Council of realized Societies (1963/64 and 1984/85), the nationwide Endowment for the arts (1974/75 and 1990/91), and the Guggenheim beginning (1979/80). In 2000 he was once elected Fellow of the nationwide Academy of Arts and Sciences. he's the writer of Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology, The Verb “Be” in historical Greek, The paintings and regarded Heraclitus, Plato and the Socratic discussion, Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, and Essays on Being. His most recent book,Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue, is drawing close from Cambridge collage Press.

Contributors:
Julia Annas 
Sarah Broadie 
Lesley Brown
Tomás Calvo-Martínez
Diskin Clay
John M. Dillon
Dorothea Frede
Arnold Hermann
Carl A. Huffman 
Enrique Hülsz Piccone
D. M. Hutchinson
Paul Kalligas
Vassilis Karasmanis
Aryeh Kosman
Anthony A. Long
Richard McKirahan
Susan Sauvé Meyer
Alexander P.D.Mourelatos
Satoshi Ogihara
Richard Patterson
Christopher J. Rowe
David Sedley
Richard Sorabji

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Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn

“Somebody comes into the Zen heart with a lighted cigarette, walks as much as the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. you're status there. What are you able to do?” this can be a challenge that Zen grasp Seung Sahn is keen on posing to his American scholars who attend his Zen facilities. shedding Ashes at the Buddha is a pleasant, irreverent, and sometimes hilariously humorous residing checklist of the discussion among Korean Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his American scholars. inclusive of dialogues, tales, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters utilizing the Zen Master’s real phrases in spontaneous, residing interplay along with his scholars, this ebook is a clean presentation of the Zen instructing approach to “instant discussion” among grasp and scholar which, by using astonishment and paradox, ends up in an knowing of final reality.

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The Cambridge Companion to Socrates (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

The Cambridge significant other to Socrates is a set of essays delivering a accomplished advisor to Socrates, the main well-known Greek thinker. simply because Socrates himself wrote not anything, our proof comes from the writings of his buddies (above all Plato), his enemies, and later writers. Socrates is therefore a literary determine in addition to a historic individual. either facets of Socrates' legacy are coated during this quantity. Socrates' personality is stuffed with paradox, and so are his philosophical perspectives. those paradoxes have ended in deep modifications in scholar's interpretation of Socrates and his notion. Mirroring this wide variety of thought of Socrates, this volume's members are strangely varied of their history and viewpoint. The essays during this quantity have been authored through classical philologists, philosophers, and historians from Germany, Francophone Canada, Britain, and the USA, and so they signify a variety of interpretive and philosophical traditions.

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Les philosophes et leur langage

On sait combien le grand public, l'étudiant à ses débuts se trouvent décontenancés et, le plus souvent, rebutés par le "jargon" philosophique. Les philosophes répondent que, pour être précis et vrais, ils ont à échapper aux pièges de l'imagination - sens commun ou "littérature" : los angeles technological know-how, langue bien faite, ne montre-t-elle pas que seul un vocabulaire approach sauve du verbalisme ? On peut pourtant se demander si cette référence à los angeles technology ne fait pas tomber dans le piège qu'on prétend éviter : à tout le moins un lexique d'initiés offre-t-il en philosophie une recette d'imagination méthodique. Traitant d'un même problème, les ouvrages de philosophie s'expriment tantôt clairement et tantôt si techniquement qu'on les croirait traduits d'une langue étrangère. Quel objet, quels raisonnements peuvent s'accorder à ce double langage ? Le philosophe ne serait-il donc qu'un poète masqué, manqué ?

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Nietzsche: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)

By Robert Wicks

Often quoted, influential, and hugely divisive, Nietzsche continues to be an enigma lengthy after his loss of life. This transparent primer strikes deftly during the controversy to check the philosopher’s paintings within the context of his tumultuous formative years and Christian upbringing. Discussing his notorious announcement that “God is dead”, his posthumous organization with Nazism, and his criticisms of traditional morality, this publication is definitely the right creation to the a lot debated philosopher and his wide legacy.

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How to Age (The School of Life)

By Anne Karpf

THE institution OF existence is devoted TO EXPLORING LIFE'S giant QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, that includes FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT the hot YORK occasions CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." we do not have all of the solutions, yet we are going to DIRECT YOU in the direction of numerous beneficial rules which are sure to STIMULATE, galvanize, AND CONSOLE.

Society has a deep worry of growing older, and exhibiting your age is more and more considered one of our such a lot pervasive taboos. outdated age in smooth existence is largely seen as both a time of inevitable decline or anything to be resisted, denied or triumph over. In How to Age, sociologist and award-winning journalist Anne Karpf urges us to transform our narrative.

Exploring how our outlook on ageing is traditionally made up our minds and culturally outlined, Karpf attracts upon revealing case stories to signify how growing old should be an actively enriching time of monstrous progress. She argues that if we will be able to realize getting old as an inevitable a part of the human , then the nice problem of getting old seems to be none except the problem of dwelling. In How to Age, learn the way getting older is not approximately your cloth cabinet or actual health, yet a selection to stay totally at all ages and level of life.

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Plato's Phaedo

By David Bostock

David Bostock examines the theories and arguments recommend by means of Plato in his Phaedo, during which he makes an attempt to teach that the soul is immortal. this wonderful creation to Plato's frequently tricky arguments discusses such vital philosophical difficulties because the nature of the brain, the belief of non-public identification, the query of ways we comprehend language, and the concept that of reason, cause, and explanation.

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