Philosophy - Eastern

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Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Ve...

Peter Adamson

In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introducti...

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Published: Nov 2015

The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy...

Jason T. Eberl

Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas s creation is left ph...

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Published: Oct 2015

Kama Sutra: (Classics Deluxe Edition)...

Malika Favre

A gorgeous deluxe edition of the world's most celebrated guide to life, love, relationships and pleasure. Little is known about Vatsyayana, who is reputed to have composed the Kama Sutra "while observing a celibate's life in f...

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Published: Jan 2012

Existence: A Story

David Hinton

The mystery of existence and our place in that mystery--as expressed in a single Chinese landscape painting: a new work of meditative philosophy by the renowned translator of the Chinese classics and author of Hunger Mountain.Join Da...

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Published: Aug 2016

Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Min...

David Hinton

Come along with David Hinton on a series of walks through the wild beauty of Hunger Mountain, near his home in Vermont—excursions informed by the worldview he's imbibed from his many years translating the classics of Chinese poetry ...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy...

William Irwin

Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet's finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed b...

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Published: Apr 2016

The Way Of Powerlessness

Wayne Liquorman

POWERLESSNESS = STRENGTHWe suffer from the most insidious kind of addiction - one we don't even realize we have. It is the addiction to power itself.Both the Twelve Steps of recovery and the ancient teaching of Advaita reveal that po...

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Published: Sep 2012

Essence of Instruction (Upadesa Saram...

Ramana Maharshi

The great Tamil poet Muruganar approached the South Indian sage, Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, and requested elucidation on the instruction which had been given by Lord Siva to the Rishis of Darukavanam (the Pine Forest). The Rishis ...

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Published: Nov 2014

The Life-Giving Sword: Secret Teachin...

Yagyu Munenori

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and was a rival to the great Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power...

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Published: Dec 2012

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers C...

Michael Puett

For the first time, an award-winning Harvard professor shares his wildly popular course on classical Chinese philosophy, showing you how ancient ideas—like the fallacy of the authentic self—can guide you on the path to a good life...

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Published: Feb 2017

Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Mod...

Edward G. Slingerland

A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being  Why is it always hard to fall asleep ...

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Published: Mar 2015

The Way of Judo: A Portrait of Jigoro...

John Stevens

Kodokan judo, one of the most well-known martial arts in the world today, was originated by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938). Kano was a martial artist and career educator who developed the art after studying several types of jujutsu, sumo, ...

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Published: Jun 2013

Yoga, Power & Spirit: Patanjali the S...

Alberto Villoldo

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classic Hindu text on the spiritual practice of yoga. Written more than 2,000 years ago, these teachings provide a rich, contemplative understanding of yoga and philosophy. Derived from an ancient o...

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Published: Jul 2017

Out of Your Mind: Tricksters, Interde...

Alan Watts

In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertain...

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Published: Mar 2017

Psychotherapy East and West

Alan Watts

Before he became a counterculture hero, Alan Watts was known as an incisive scholar of Eastern and Western psychology and philosophy. In this 1961 classic, Watts demonstrates his deep understanding of both Western psychotherapy and th...

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Published: Feb 2017

The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in t...

Alan Watts

The Joyous Cosmology is Alan Watts's exploration of the insight that the consciousness-changing drugs LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin can facilitate "when accompanied with sustained philosophical reflection by a person who is in ...

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Published: May 2013

The Meaning of Happiness: The Quest f...

Alan Watts

Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something. Here, in Alan Watts's groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embr...

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Published: Aug 2018

Does It Matter?: Essays on Man's Rela...

Alan W. Watts

This is a series of essays representing philosopher Alan Watts's most recent thinking on the astonishing problems of man's relations to his material environment. The basic theme is that civilized man confuses symbol with reality, his ...

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Published: Oct 2007

The Book of Five Rings: A Graphic Nov...

Sean Michael Wilson

This graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings, the iconic book of confrontation and victory by the famed seventeenth-century duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, illuminates this brilliant manifesto, which has long ...

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Published: Nov 2012

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Art...

Sean Michael Wilson

A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18-century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way.  The stories, which feature dem...

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Published: Mar 2013
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