Offers an innovative analysis of gates—as architectural components, visual images, and mental constructs—in early Chinese thought and material culture.
Draws on Guo Xiang's commentary on the Zhuangzi to construct an account of freedom that is both metaphysical and political.
Looks at how different religious traditions (Christian, Buddhist, neopagan, and animist) have attempted to resacralize the earth and provide new values that include the more-than-human world.
Applies a method of comparative cultural hermeneutics to let the tradition speak on its own terms.
Argues that Daoism and dandyism, linked by likeminded philosophies of “carefree wandering,” deconstruct the puritanism and political correctness sought by Confucianism, Victorianism, and contemporary neoliberal culture.
An analysis of the philosophy of the Yijing in comparison to modern Western philosophies.
Reevaluates Western and Chinese philosophical traditions to question the boundaries of entrenched conceptual frameworks.
Presents Li Zehou's culminating views on ethics in a series of works that highlight the importance of Confucian philosophy today.
Offers a renovated form of Confucian liberalism that forges a reconciliation between the two extremes of anti-Confucian liberalism and anti-liberal Confucianism.
Uses a comparative hermeneutical method to explain the most important terms in the classical Confucian philosophical texts, in an effort to allow the tradition to speak on its own terms.
Offers three neo-Confucian understandings of broadening the Way as broadening oneself, through an ongoing process of removing self-boundaries.
Explores the aesthetic theory of one of China's most important and influential contemporary philosophers.
Posits the origin of a specifically Chinese concept of “word-meaning,” and sheds new light on the linguistic ideas in early Chinese philosophical texts.
An introduction to ancient Chinese ideas on how to live a good life.
The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.
Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.
Offers an in-depth exposition of the Confucian conception of persons as the starting point of Confucian ethics.
A unique work on the underlying ontology, cosmology, and moral philosophy of the Yijing.
Argues that Confucianism and other East Asian philosophical traditions can be resources for understanding and addressing current global challenges such as climate change and hunger.
Argues that the only way to understand the Confucian vision of the consummate moral life is to take the tradition on its own terms.
Challenges descriptions of East Asian societies as Confucian cultures and communitarian Confucian models as a political alternative to liberal democracy.
Places the phenomenologies of Merleau-Ponty and Nishida in dialogue and uncovers a demand for a motor-perceptual form of faith in both philosophers’ meditations on artistic expression.
Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.
Investigates the cosmological and metaphysical thought in the Zhuangzi from the perspective of nothingness.
Offers the first focused study of the shifei debates of the Warring States period in ancient China and challenges the imposition of Western conceptual categories onto these debates.
Reveals the complicity between the Kyoto School’s moral and political philosophy, based on the school’s founder Nishida Kitarō’s metaphysics of nothingness, and Japanese imperialism.
Proposes an “intra-cultural philosophy” based on John Dewey’s “cultural turn” and promotes Daoist thought as a resource that can help to reconstruct outmoded assumptions that continue to shape how we currently think.
Critically introduces the philosophical system of Li Zehou, one of the most significant modern scholars of Chinese history and culture.
Argues that we move beyond philosophy that is simply “comparative” and uses John Dewey’s late period reflections as the basis for an alternative.
Assesses John Dewey’s visit to China in 1919–21 as an “intra-cultural” episode and promotes “Chinese natural philosophy” as a philosophical context in which to understand the connections between Dewey’s philosophy and early Confucian thinking.
A holistic reinterpretation of Santayana’s thought in terms of a dramatic philosophy of life.
The first comprehensive treatment of Inoue Enryō, a pioneer of modern Buddhism and a key figure in the reception of Western philosophy in East Asia.
A meditation on how religious language tries to limn the liminal, conceive the inconceivable, speak the unspeakable, and say the unsayable.
A wide-ranging exploration and critical assessment of the work of a major figure in Chinese and comparative philosophy.
Provides a new perspective on important linguistic issues in philosophical and religious Daoism through the comparative lens of twentieth-century European philosophies of language.
Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.
An encounter between Franke’s philosophy of the unsayable and Eastern apophatic wisdom in the domains of poetry, thought, and culture.
Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.
A study of comparative metaphysics that explores the concepts of Reality and Appearance and their relevance to contemporary religious consciousness.
A comparative analysis of Confucianism and the American Transcendentalist and Pragmatist traditions.
Discusses the conditions of possibility for intercultural and comparative philosophy, and for crosscultural communication at large.
Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.
Discusses the journey of Buddhist ideas on awareness and personhood from India to China.
A fresh reading of Oakeshott’s contributions to the ongoing conversation of modern political thought.
A reconsideration of the Confucian concept li (ritual or ritual propriety), one that references Western philosophers as well as the Chinese context.
A consideration of Confucian ethics that employs the work and concerns of the eminent comparative ethicist Joel J. Kupperman.
A wide ranging consideration of the work of contemporary ethicist David Wong.
Continues the author’s inquiry into the development of the Chinese philosophical concept Li, concluding in Song and Ming dynasty Neo-Confucianism.
Uses Buddhist philosophy to discuss diversity as a value, one that can contribute to equity in a globalizing world.
Explores the development of Chinese thought, highlighting its concern with questions of coherence.
A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy
Argues that philosophy, as multidisciplinary comparative inquiry, is essential to the contemporary academic study of religion.
A cross-cultural work which reinvigorates the consideration of enlightenment.
A much-needed consideration of methodology in comparative philosophy.
A work of and about comparative philosophy that stresses the importance of language in intercultural endeavors.
Traces the roots of logos in different cultural milieux.
Brings Confucianism and Daoism into conversation with contemporary philosophy and the contemporary world situation.
A groundbreaking work that uncovers an implicit system of hermeneutics in traditional Chinese thought and aesthetics.
Bringing together the philosophies of John Dewey and Confucius, this work illustrates a means for cultural interaction and provides a model of global philosophy.
Using both Confucian texts and the work of American pragmatist John Dewey, this book offers a distinctly Confucian model of democracy.
Explores connections between Neoplatonism and Indian philosophy.
Argues that Confucianism can be important to the contemporary, global conversation of philosophy and should not be confined to an East Asian context.
Addresses the psycho-physical dualism of the Nyaya school of Indian philosophy with references to both Indian and Western philosophy.
Distinguished scholars provide the first book-length consideration of the work of philosopher and theologian Robert Cummings Neville, including a response from Neville himself.
With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing technology a good idea?
After exploring the theory and practice of politics in ancient China, ancient India, and modern Europe, Scharfstein argues that the justification for deception and force is inseparable from political life and assesses the chances for a better political future.
Treats the nature and ethical significance of emotions from a comparative cultural perspective emphasizing Asian traditions.
Confucian Ethics of the Axial Age describes the formative period of Chinese culture—the last centuries of the Zhou dynasty—as an early epoch of enlightenment. It comprehensively reconstructs the ethical ...