Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive beginner's guide to knowing and understanding the principles of Eastern philosophy.
Through Dr. Jay Stevenson's easy-to-understand language, readers learn:
-- The basics of Hinduism and the origins of Hindu philosophy
-- Ethical philosophy in India
-- Unorthodox Indian philosophies
-- Samyka and yoga
-- Indian influence on the West
-- Finding the "eightfold path"
-- The spread of Buddhism
-- Zen enlightenment
-- The Yin/Yang school
-- The philosophy of Taoism
-- The philosophy of Confucianism
-- Chinese influence on the West
-- Eastern medicine, martial arts, herbal remedies
-- The influence of Eastern philosophy on the arts (writing, painting, music)
-- The influence of Eastern philosophy on Western thought
You’re no idiot, of course. You know Eastern philosophy encompasses many countries and concepts, but when it comes to breaking down the basics—to discuss with others or for your own enlightenment—you can’t tell Confucius from Krishna.
Don’t nix nirvana just yet! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Eastern Philosophy is an extensive, reader-friendly guide that maps out the terrain along the various paths of knowledge. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you get:
About the Author
JAY STEVENSON, Ph.D., teaches writing, English literature, and cultural studies at Rutgers University and is the author of five Complete Idiot’s Guides®. He has written for Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 and for the Grinnell Review.