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Buddhist Responses to Globalization

by James Mark Shields, Leah Kalmanson, John W. M. Krummel & Melanie L. Harris et al. Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors...


The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel: Nishida, Nishitani, and Tanabe Remake the Philosophy of Spirit

by Peter Suares Lexington Books (October 28, 2010)

The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three...


Justice, Humanity and Social Toleration

by Xunwu Chen Lexington Books (February 15, 2008)

Justice, Humanity and Social Toleration makes a novel statement of justice as setting human affairs right in accordance with the principles of human rights, human goods and human bonds; it explores the timely...


The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra

by Roger Boesche Lexington Books (August 06, 2002)

The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political...


Gandhi's Experiments with Truth: Essential Writings by and about Mahatma Gandhi

by Richard L. Johnson Lexington Books (November 17, 2005)

This comprehensive Gandhi reader provides an essential new reference for scholars and students of his life and thought. It is the only text available that presents Gandhi's own writings, including excerpts from...


Jouissance as Ananda: Indian Philosophy, Feminist Theory, and Literature

by Ashmita Khasnabish Lexington Books (April 10, 2006)

Jouissance as Ananda seeks to resolve the often-problematic Western concept of the ego by proposing a cross-cultural theory of consciousness that draws on Indian philosophy. Author Ashmita Khasnabish uses the...


Nietzsche's Epic of the Soul: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

by T. K. Seung Lexington Books (June 14, 2005)

The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out...


Bhakti and Philosophy

by j Raj Singh Lexington Books (August 31, 2006)

Bhakti is a remarkable feature and tendency of human existence having to do with one's devoted involvement with a person, object, deity, or a creative project. Bhakti and Philosophy aims to trace the larger...


Embodied Moral Psychology and Confucian Philosophy

by Bongrae Seok Lexington Books (November 01, 2012)

The body is not a physical reservoir or temporary means of cognitive processes but the part and parcel of our cognitive and moral life. Confucian philosophy provides insightful discussions and examples of how...


Buddhism and Postmodernity: Zen, Huayan, and the Possibility of Buddhist Postmodern Ethics

by Jin Y. Park Lexington Books (October 28, 2010)

Through a close analysis of Zen encounter dialogues (gong'ans) and Huayan Buddhist philosophy, Buddhism and Postmodernity offers a new ethical paradigm for Buddhist-postmodern philosophy.


Confucian Pragmatism as the Art of Contextualizing Personal Experience and World

by Haiming Wen Lexington Books (April 16, 2009)

This engaging work of comparative philosophy puts the Chinese and American philosophical traditions into a mutually informative and transformative philosophical dialogue on the way to developing a new form of...


Buddhism and Whiteness

by Emily McRae, George Yancy, Jasmine Syedullah & Leah Kalmanson et al. Lexington Books (May 13, 2019)

The motivation behind this important volume is to weave together two distinct, but we think complementary, traditions – the philosophical engagement with race/whiteness and Buddhist philosophy – in order...


Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India

by Ethan Mills Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Beginning with the earliest strata of Indian philosophy, this book uncovers a distinct tradition of skepticism in Indian philosophy through a study of the “three pillars” of Indian skepticism near the beginning,...


Gandhi and the World

by Yashwant Pathak, Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, Anna Hamling & Abdelwahab Hechiche et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The book revisits Gandhi in this era of turbulence. As rigidly held notions and practices fall to pieces, and as mechanisms of violence and politicking fail, Gandhi comes to picture. If Gandhi could change the...


New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics

by Minh Nguyen, Akiko Takenaka, Yuriko Saito & Robert E. Carter et al. Lexington Books (December 29, 2017)

This collection presents twenty-seven new essays in Japanese aesthetics by leading experts in the field. Beginning with an extended foreword by the renowned scholar and artist Stephen Addiss and a comprehensive...


The Philosophical Foundations of Classical Chinese Medicine

by Keekok Lee Lexington Books (May 04, 2017)

This book makes Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) intelligible to those who are not familiar with the tradition, many of whom may choose to dismiss it off-hand or to assess it negatively) . Keekok Lee uses two...


Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics

by Hwa Yol Jung Lexington Books (August 14, 2014)

Prolegomena to a Carnal Hermeneutics introduces the importance of body politics from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Hwa Yol Jung begins with Giambattista Vico’s anti-Cartesianism as the birth of the...


Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

by Gereon Kopf, Jin Y. Park, Shigenori Nagatomo & Jay Goulding et al. Lexington Books (August 13, 2009)

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers such as Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen,...


Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self

by Andre van der Braak Lexington Books (August 16, 2011)

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming without a Self, André van der Braak juxtaposes Nietzsche with four influential representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna, Linji, Dogen, and Nishitani. In...


Postmodern Ethics, Emptiness, and Literature: Encounters between East and West

by Jae-seong Lee Lexington Books (December 24, 2015)

An interdisciplinary study of postmodern ethics and literary criticism from the perspective of Chan/Seon/Zen Buddhism, this book combines the tradition of Western metaphysics and its contact with Asian thought,...


The Metaphysics of Kindness: Comparative Studies in Religious Meta-Ethics

by Asher Walden Lexington Books (March 06, 2015)

This book explores the problem of moral metaphysics through investigations of four pivotal philosophers. It uses the contemporary idea of moral sentimentalism as a comparative category to explore the problems...


Against Individualism: A Confucian Rethinking of the Foundations of Morality, Politics, Family, and Religion

by Henry Rosemont Jr. Lexington Books (March 25, 2015)

This book is both a critique of the concept of the rights-holding, free, autonomous individual and attendant ideology dominant in the contemporary West, and an account of an alternative view, that of the role-bearing,...


Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A Reading of A Dream of Red Mansions

by Xunwu Chen Lexington Books (September 17, 2015)

This book inaugurates a new phenomenology of humanity wherein a conception of humans as a unique category of beings is developed, and new solutions to problems that are preoccupied in present existentialism...


Fortune and the Dao: A Comparative Study of Machiavelli, the Daodejing, and the Han Feizi

by Jason P. Blahuta Lexington Books (April 16, 2015)

This book focuses on the philosophies of Niccolò Machiavelli, the Daodejing, the Han Feizi, and the concepts of Fortune, the Dao, Virtù, Wu-wei, history, leadership, self-cultivation and discipline, and humanity’s...


Zhang Zai's Philosophy of Qi: A Practical Understanding

by Jung-Yeup Kim Lexington Books (March 06, 2015)

Qi (“vital energy”) is one of the most important concepts in Chinese philosophy and culture, and neo-Confucian Zhang Zai plays a pivotal role in developing the notion. This book provides a thorough and proper...