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Oriental Philosophy
A Westerner's Guide to Eastern Thought
Stuart C. Hackett

This insightful explication of oriental philosophy meets a long felt need for a critical introduction to four systems of eastern thought—Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism—presented in familiar western terms.

Students of comparative religion, eastern philosophy and civilization, and the philosophy of religion who have been trained in traditional western modes of thought often find the intuitive and aphorisic quality of eastern writing a major stumbling block to understanding. This is eastern philosophy presented to westerners by a westerner, a practical and understandable guide for students and for others who wish to expand their understanding in this important area.

Stuart C. Hackett, formerly Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College and now Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is the author of The Resurrection of Theism. He also edited, with George I. Mavrodes, Problems and Perspectives in the Philosophy of Religion.

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June 1979

LC: 78-065010 B
252 p
p.   6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-299-07790-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-07790-7
Cloth $20.00 s
ISBN-10: 0-299-07794-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-07794-5
Paper $22.95 x

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