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How the world thinks : a global history of philosophy

How the world thinks : a global history of philosophy

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosophy' in the West is not even half the story. Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Baggini
ISBN: 9781783784837 1783784830 9781783782284 1783782285
OCLC Number: 1019991743
Description: xxxiii, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. One How the World Knows --
1. Insight --
2. The ineffable --
3. Theology or philosophy? --
4. Logic --
5. Secular reason --
6. Pragmatism --
7. Tradition --
8. Conclusion --
pt. Two How the World Is --
9. Time --
10. Karma --
11. Emptiness --
12. Naturalism --
13. Unity --
14. Reductionism --
15. Conclusion --
pt. Three Who in the World Are We? --
16. No-self --
17. The relational self --
18. The atomised self --
19. Conclusion --
pt. Four How the World Lives --
20. Harmony --
21. Virtue --
22. Moral exemplars --
23. Liberation --
24. Transience --
25. Impartiality --
26. Conclusion --
pt. Five Concluding Thoughts --
27. How the world thinks --
28.A sense of place.
Responsibility: Julian Baggini.


The first ever global overview of philosophy: how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished.  Read more...


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