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Bein, Steve

Overview
Works: 15 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 3,187 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3602.E385, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Steve Bein
Compassion and moral guidance by Steve Bein( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compassion is a word we use frequently but rarely precisely. One reason we lack a philosophically precise understanding of compassion is that moral philosophers today give it virtually no attention. Indeed, in the predominant ethical traditions of the West (deontology, consequentialism, virtue ethics), compassion tends to be either passed over without remark or explicitly dismissed as irrelevant. And yet in the predominant ethical traditions of Asia, compassion is centrally important: All else revolves around it. This is clearly the case in Buddhist ethics, and compassion plays a similarly indispensable role in Confucian and Daoist ethics
Purifying Zen : Watsuji Tetsurō's Shamon Dōgen by Tetsurō Watsuji( )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

“Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Shamon Dogen makes available in a clear and fluid translation an early classic in modern Japanese philosophy. Steve Bein’s annotations, footnotes, introduction, and commentary bridge the gap separating not only the languages but also the cultures of its original readers and its new Western audience.” —from the Foreword by Thomas P. KasulisIn 1223 the monk Dogen Kigen (1200–1253) came to the audacious conclusion that Japanese Buddhism had become hopelessly corrupt. He undertook a dangerous pilgrimage to China to bring back a purer form of Buddhism and went on to become one of the founders of Soto Zen, still the largest Zen sect in Japan. Seven hundred years later, the philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro (1889–1960) also saw corruption in the Buddhism of his day. Watsuji’s efforts to purify the religion sent him not across the seas but searching Japan’s intellectual past, where he discovered writings by Dogen that had been hidden away by the monk’s own sect. Watsuji later penned Shamon Dogen (Dogen the monk), which single-handedly rescued Dogen from the brink of obscurity, reintroducing Japan to its first great philosophical mind.Purifying Zen is the first English translation of Watsuji’s landmark book. A text intended to reacquaint Japan with one of its finest philosophers, the work delves into the complexities of individuals in social relationships, lamenting the stark egoism and loneliness of life in an increasingly Westernized Japan. In addition to an introduction that provides biographical details on Watsuji and Dogen, the translation is supplemented with a brief guide to the themes and ideas of Shamon Dogen, beginning with a consideration of the nature of faith and the role of responsibility in Watsuji’s vision of Dogen’s Zen. It goes on to examine the technical terms of Dogen’s philosophy and the role of written language in Dogen’s thought
Daughter of the sword : a novel of the fated blades by Steve Bein( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mariko Oshiro is not your average Tokyo cop. As the only female detective in the city's most elite police unit, she has to fight for every ounce of respect, especially from her new boss. While she wants to track down a rumored cocaine shipment, he gives her the least promising case possible. But the case--the attempted theft of an old samurai sword--proves more dangerous then anyone on the force could have imagined. The owner of the sword, Professor Yasuo Yamada, says it was crafted by the legendary Master Inazuma, a sword smith whose blades are rumored to have magical qualities. The man trying to steal it already owns another Inazuma--one whose deadly power eventually comes to control all who wield it. Or so says Yamada, and though he has studies swords and swordsmanship all his life, Mariko isn't convinced. Bur Mariko's skepticism hardly matters. Her investigation has to pus her on a collision course with a curse centuries old and as bloodthirsty as ever. She is only the latest in a long line of warriors and soldiers to confront this power, and even the sword she learns to wield could turn against her
Year of the demon : a novel of the fated blades by Steve Bein( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A MASK OF DESTRUCTION Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan's elite Narcotics unit-and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he'll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask-or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields. The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask's power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko's fallen sensei knew much of the mask's hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees-and before the underboss decides her time is up ..."--
Disciple of the wind : a novel of the fated blades by Steve Bein( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Tokyo falls victim to a deadly terrorist attack, Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro knows who is responsible, even if she doesn't have proof. She urges her commanding officers to arrest the perpetrator--an insane zealot who was just released from police custody. When her pleas fall on deaf ears, she loses her temper and then her badge, as well as her best chance of fighting back. Left on her own, and armed with only her cunning and her famed Inazuma blade, Mariko must work outside the system to stop a terrorist mastermind. But going rogue draws the attention of an underground syndicate known as the Wind. For centuries, they have controlled Japanese politics from the shadows, using mystical relics to achieve their nefarious ends--relics like Mariko's own sword and the iron demon mask whose evil curse is bound to the blade. Now the Wind is set on acquiring Mariko. Mariko is left with a perilous choice: Join an illicit insurgency to thwart a deadly villain, or remain true to the law. Either way, she cannot escape her sword's curse. As sure as the blade will bring her to victory, it also promises to destroy her"--
Only a shadow : a story of the Fated blades by Steve Bein( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Daughter of the Sword takes readers to feudal Japan, where men and empires rise and fall by the sword The Tiger on the Mountain is a legendary blade, crafted by the master sword smith Inazuma, and reputed to possess magical powers. In 1442 Japan, the sword dwells inside the impregnable fortress of Hirata Nobushige, the enemy of the Iga clan. Venerable shinobi Jujiro has recruited the brave young ninja Tada to steal the sword and restore power to the Iga clan. If Tada is successful, he'll go from being the clan's orphaned ward to a legend for the ages'and he'll be able to ask for Old Jujiro's granddaughter's hand in marriage. If he fails, the clan will be annihilated. Getting inside the castle is next to impossible'getting out is inconceivable. But as Tada prepares himself for one of the boldest thefts in history, the greatest obstacle he faces may just prove to be himself Don't miss Daughter of the Sword, the first Novel of the Fated Blades!
Compassion and moral guidance by Steve Bein( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purifying Zen : Watsuji Tetsuro's Shamon Dogen( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsuro’s Shamon Dogen makes available in a clear and fluid translation an early classic in modern Japanese philosophy. Steve Bein’s annotations, footnotes, introduction, and commentary bridge the gap separating not only the languages but also the cultures of its original readers and its new Western audience." —from the Foreword by Thomas P. KasulisIn 1223 the monk Dogen Kigen (1200–1253) came to the audacious conclusion that Japanese Buddhism had become hopelessly corrupt. He undertook a dangerous pilgrimage to China to bring back a purer form of Buddhism and went on to become one of the founders of Soto Zen, still the largest Zen sect in Japan. Seven hundred years later, the philosopher Watsuji Tetsuro (1889–1960) also saw corruption in the Buddhism of his day. Watsuji’s efforts to purify the religion sent him not across the seas but searching Japan’s intellectual past, where he discovered writings by Dogen that had been hidden away by the monk’s own sect. Watsuji later penned Shamon Dogen (Dogen the monk), which single-handedly rescued Dogen from the brink of obscurity, reintroducing Japan to its first great philosophical mind.Purifying Zen is the first English translation of Watsuji’s landmark book. A text intended to reacquaint Japan with one of its finest philosophers, the work delves into the complexities of individuals in social relationships, lamenting the stark egoism and loneliness of life in an increasingly Westernized Japan. In addition to an introduction that provides biographical details on Watsuji and Dogen, the translation is supplemented with a brief guide to the themes and ideas of Shamon Dogen, beginning with a consideration of the nature of faith and the role of responsibility in Watsuji’s vision of Dogen’s Zen. It goes on to examine the technical terms of Dogen’s philosophy and the role of written language in Dogen’s thought
La figlia della spada : romanzo by Steve Bein( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compassion, self, and morality by Steve Bein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Compassion presents us with a series of philosophical puzzles. First, almost all of us recognize compassion as morally good, but it seems to stand in direct contradiction to other moral goods such as justice. Compassion is neither impartial nor impersonal, as justice is. Why do we value both? Second, ever since Plato, compassion has played almost no role in Western moral philosophy, which has long favored impartiality. On the other hand, compassion is vitally important to the major moral traditions of Asia, including Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Why is it that Asian philosophy places such a premium on compassion while the Western traditions ignore it almost completely? An answer to these questions lies in what these various philosophical schools have to say about the nature of the human self. Bein spoke at University Center Rochester on February 23, 2006 as part of the UCR Faculty Lecture Series
L'anno del demone : romanzo by Steve Bein( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A novel of the fated blades. Daughter of the sword by Steve Bein( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Year of the demon by Steve Bein( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Only a shadow : an especial from roc by Steve Bein( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fated blades series. Year of the demon by Steve Bein( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A MASK OF DESTRUCTION Detective Sergeant Mariko Oshiro has been promoted to Japan's elite Narcotics unit-and with this promotion comes a new partner, a new case, and new danger. The underboss of a powerful yakuza crime syndicate has put a price on her head, and he'll lift the bounty only if she retrieves an ancient iron demon mask that was stolen from him in a daring raid. However, Mariko has no idea of the tumultuous past carried within the mask-or of its deadly link with the famed Inazuma blade she wields. The secret of this mask originated hundreds of years before Mariko was born, and over time the mask's power has evolved to bend its owner toward destruction, stopping at nothing to obtain Inazuma steel. Mariko's fallen sensei knew much of the mask's hypnotic power and of its mysterious link to a murderous cult. Now Mariko must use his notes to find the mask before the cult can bring Tokyo to its knees-and before the underboss decides her time is up ..."--
 
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