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  Eastern philosophy - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Awareness of Eastern philosophies in the West has largely been relegated to the World Religions departments of Western universities, or to New Age nonacademic works, though there are several notable exceptions.
Eastern philosophies developed in a polytheistic setting, and have not been as concerned by questions relating to the nature of a single God as the universe's sole creator and ruler.
Eastern philosophies, on the other hand, typically hold that people are an intrinsic and inseparable part of the universe, and that attempts to discuss the universe from an objective viewpoint as though the individual speaking was something separate and detached from the whole are inherently absurd.
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 More on Eastern Philosophy
Eastern philosophies are typically overlooked, but increased connections between "East and West" in recent years have served to bridge the culture gap by a large degree.
As a philosophy, Deng's chief contribution was to reject the supremacy of theory in interpreting Marxism and to argue for a policy of seeking truth from facts.
Eastern philosophies have not been as concerned by questions relating to the nature of a single God as the universe's sole creator and ruler.
www.artilifes.com /eastern-philosophy.htm   (2366 words)

 eastern philosophy - Holistic Junction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
EASTERN PHILOSOPHY is derived greatly from the philosophical beliefs of Asia, with further development of Eastern philosophy transpiring mainly in India, China and Japan.
Eastern philosophy also believes that people are an innate and piece of the universe who are inseparable.
Eastern philosophy also maintains that reincarnation is existent as all living things go on to other lifeforms.
www.holisticjunction.com /categories/eastern-philosophy.html   (382 words)

 Eastern philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eastern philosophy refers very broadly to the various philosophies of India, Iran (Persia), China, Japan, Korea, and to an extent, the Middle East (which overlaps with Western philosophy due to being the origin of the Abrahamic religions).
Eastern philosophic traditions generally tend to be less concerned with the existence or non-existence of God or gods.
Eastern philosophers, on the other hand, typically hold that people are an intrinsic and inseparable part of the universe, and that attempts to discuss the universe from an objective viewpoint as though the individual speaking was something separate and detached from the whole are inherently absurd.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eastern_philosophy   (3912 words)

 ipedia.com: Eastern philosophy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the West, the terms Eastern philosophy, refers very broadly to the various cultures, social structures philosophical systems of "the East," namely Asia, including China, India, Japan, and the general area.
When one uses the unqualified term "philosophy" in a Western academic context, Eastern philosophies had traditionally been overlooked in the past, but increased connections between "East and West" in recent years have served to bridge the culture gap by a large degree.
However, Buddhist philosophy as such has its foundations more in the doctrines of anatta, which specifies that all is without substantial metaphysical being, pratitya-samutpada, which delineates the Buddhist concept of causality, and Buddhist phenomenological analysis of dharmas, or phenomenological constituents.
www.ipedia.com /eastern_philosophy.html   (2271 words)

Eastern philosophy, he argues, is grounded in a metaphysical position that the universe has various layers of reality.
The reason for this is that philosophy intimately depends on the precise wording of its classical texts and, ultimately, to be acquainted with a philosophical tradition means to be acquainted with the literature of that tradition.
Distinguishing Eastern philosophy from religion, then, is an issue of emphasis: philosophy deals less with worship rituals and depictions of the gods, and more with larger questions of our relation to the cosmos.
www.utm.edu /staff/jfieser/vita/research/Eastphil.htm   (16758 words)

 Eastern Philosophy and Meditation - Site Map
This is where Western Philosophy (as opposed to Western religions) and Eastern Philosophy diverge and go their separate ways.
Eastern meditation and mindfulness techniques can help us mange and transform our anger so that the energy contained in the anger benefits us instead of spreading misery in others and ourselves.
His insights and enthusiasm for eastern philosophy are entertaining as well as instructive and inspiring.
www.eastern-philosophy-and-meditation.com /site-map.html   (3365 words)

 Philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Eastern philosophy" refers to the broad traditions that originated or were popular in India, Persia, China, Japan, and to an extent, the Middle East (which overlaps with Western philosophy due to being the origin of the Abrahamic religions).
The "ordinary language philosophy" thinkers shared a common outlook with many older philosophers (Jeremy Bentham, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and John Stuart Mill), and it was the philosophical inquiry that characterized English-language philosophy for the second half of the twentieth century.
Philosophy is the science by which the natural light of reason studies the first causes or highest principles of all things – is, in other words, the science of things in their first causes, in so far as these belong to the natural order.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philosophy   (8196 words)

 The Nature Of Eastern Philosophy - SciForums.com
Eastern philosophy has the same objectives, absolute reality and truth.
Eastern and Western philosophers ask the same questions and surch for the same truth.
Not really necessary, for Eastern Philosophy, in all its branches is deep, peaceful, tranquil, yet throbs with energy.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=15162   (1675 words)

 Eastern philosophy and meditation
This is my understanding of the message of eastern philosophy and meditation - freedom from yourself and knowing that you are one with the Ultimate.
If you practice the techniques of eastern philosophy and meditation that I will be explaining, you will be easily able to manage your emotions and gradually become free of them.
Eastern Philosophy and Meditation will help you to free yourself of mental noise, of disturbing and negative feeling and emotions and all limitations imposed by the false self.
www.eastern-philosophy-and-meditation.com   (1072 words)

 Chapter 17: Eastern Philosophy Conquers Rome
The philosophy taught the universal brotherhood of man, the doing away with national barriers, the encouragement of intermarriage and having one law over all.
Primal philosophies which the west admired are basically Grecian in origin with the exception of Stoicism.
Thus, Stoic philosophy was invented to retain Chaldeanism amongst the intellectuals, and it succeeded remarkably.
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 lewis on eastern philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eastern thinking has slowly become “discovered” by the West; meanwhile, the development of Western thought and philosophy has come under close scrutiny by modern and postmodern philosophers and thinkers as being flawed at its core.
Eastern thought is very much in contrast with this mode, although not far different from the Sophists’ way of thinking.
Eastern thought, then, is focused on eliminating the dualistic nature of ‘reality’;, becoming ‘one’ with the reality that we perceive.
athena.english.vt.edu /~exlibris/essays02/lewis.html   (2875 words)

 Adventures in Philosophy: A Brief History of Eastern Philosophy
The Samkya philosophy is pessimistic, regarding all existence as suffering, and dualistic, insisting on the fundamental difference between soul and matter.
His philosophy is based on the belief in the progressive realization of the divine in man, and it shows little interest in celestial destiny.
His simple belief in the philosophy of the monistic Vedanta of Sankara and the attempt to reemphasize the unity of all religions made Vivekananda a disciple, who devoted the remainder of his life to the dissemination of his teacher's ideas.
radicalacademy.com /adiphileastern1.htm   (2058 words)

 Entertainment & Arts, Humanities, Philosophy,
(Philosophy) This is a webring for all you backyard philosophers.
Karma is an Eastern philosophy; a principle, that for every turn of the mind-body complex and every action in the external world there must be an inevitable consequence.
Philosophy in Practice is open to all sites that promote philosophical reflection as a means of achieving clarity, balance, perspective, insight or personal or spiritual growth.
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 News and Calendars
Phil Cary, assistant professor of philosophy at Eastern University, will address students, faculty, staff and guests on the topic, "Welcoming Your Feelings: The Partnership of Reason and Emotion" on Friday, March 22 at 10.a.m.
He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in philosophy from Yale University, and a B.A. in English literature and philosophy from Washington University.
Eastern University is a university of the arts and sciences located at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. It enrolls 3,000 students in its Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, Campolo School for Social Change, and School of Professional Studies Programs.
www.eastern.edu /news/releases/01_releases/philcary_302.html   (242 words)

 UO Philosophy:Concentrations:Phenomenology
The philosophies of India have their earliest roots in the Vedic tradition and eventually flowered into six orthodox darshanas of Hindu philosophy as well as the traditions of Buddhism, Jaina, Charvaka, and Tantra.
Buddhism went on to have an especially profound impact in other parts of Asia, something that is seen clearly in Japanese thought, which gave rise to a variety of distinctive forms of Buddhism in the midst of indigenous philosophical and religious influences, as well as the influence of Chinese thought.
Exploring such constructive engagement between traditions is increasingly important in the more global age in which we live, and the department is committed to the study of the most important philosophical writings associated with the traditions of Asia.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /concen/eastern.html   (324 words)

 Eastern Philosophy
It is claimed that TheMatrix is a well disguised film about eastern philosophy.
The crux of Eastern Philosophy is that all beings in this universe are immortal souls (or consciousness), that go through the cycle of birth and death because they have chosen to identify themselves with an illusion of his universe.
If we are able to see reality as it is and break away from this illusion, we break out of this cycle of birth and death and exist in a state of unlimited bliss.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?EasternPhilosophy   (916 words)

 Powell's Books - Introducing Eastern Philosophy (Introducing...) by Richard Osborne
Eastern philosophy is the most ancient form of thought known to man and predates Western philosophy by some centuries.
Introducing Eastern Philosophy focuses on India and China, the two oldest and most influential origins of Eastern thought.
It makes clear the Eastern view of ultimate reality, the emphasis on selfless ethics and the quest for Enlightenment, and shows how these ideas are set in a cosmic whole in contrast to the Western individual and scientific perspective.
www.powellsbooks.com /biblio?isbn=1840461500   (249 words)

 Eastern philosophy - Gurupedia
The development of the major Eastern philosophical traditions occurred primarily in India,
Abrahamic religions, Western philosophies have been faced with the question of the nature of God and His relationship to the universe.
Hegel's arch-enemy Arthur Schopenhauer developed a philosophy that was essentially a synthesis of Buddhism with Western thought.
www.gurupedia.com /e/ea/eastern_philosophy.htm   (1950 words)

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A magisterial overview of the philosophies of the East.
The author's impressive sweep takes him through South Asia east to China and Japan, encompassing 3000 years of philosophy and including the ancient philosophies of India, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism.
His aim is to give a sense of the diversity and depth of these philosophical cultures, as well as their sophistication and originality; and to make comparisons between them to illuminate their varied yet potentially universal appeal.
www.orionbooks.co.uk /HB-30415/Eastern-Philosophy.htm   (174 words)

 Amazon.com: Complete Idiot's Guide to Eastern Philosophy: Books: Ph.D., Jay Stevenson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Eastern philosophy includes some of the oldest ideas on record about the nature of human beings, the cosmos, and the purpose of existence.
Yes, you may feel like an "idiot" toting this book around (somehow 'idiot's guide' and 'eastern philosophy don't jibe.) But this book is an amazingly thought provoking umbrella symposium on Eastern philosophies and religions.
Since many Eastern texts require a guide to read along with, this book is extremely useful even for more serious readers.
www.amazon.com /Complete-Idiots-Guide-Eastern-Philosophy/dp/0028638204   (1178 words)

 Non-Western Philosoophy at Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base
The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion is more than just a dictionary of terms.
It includes the lives of significant teachers, mystics and philosophers; entries for the basic texts and scriptures; capsules of the various sects and schools of thought; as well as mythological figures and events.
Such a range of submissions is acceptable and desired, since the trend, by which academic philosophy has obscured and esotericized itself, and mostly dropped out of popular and literate culture, should be resisted.
www.erraticimpact.com /~topics/html/nonwestern_philosophy.htm   (199 words)

 Eastern Philosophy Webring
Please consider donating your old books on Eastern Philosophy, soft cover books are best, to some bodhisattva-inmate or prison library.
He was the first person to translate the Vedas into a modern language and challenged traditional culture by organizing religious dissenters and championing educational, social and political reforms....
Articles and news and Vedic art of the Vaisnava philosophy, dedicated to His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, some articles are on current world events.
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