You are looking at  1-20 of 153 articles  for:

  • Non-Western Philosophy x
Clear All

View:

Abhidharma Philosophy  

Jan Westerhoff

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This article provides an introduction to Abhidharma philosophy. The Abhidharma is a collection of texts intended to deal with what the Buddha taught. It is one of the three collections ... More

Abū Bakr al-Rāzī (d. 925), The Spiritual Medicine  

Peter Adamson

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter offers an overview and analysis of an important ethical work by the early thinker Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakariyyāʾ al-Rāzī (251/865–313/925). In keeping with his main ... More

Affirmative Action  

Rodney C. Roberts

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
“Affirmative action” is a term that has come to be associated with a variety of social policies that typically concern opportunities for employment or admission to institutions of higher ... More

African American Philosophy: A General Outline  

John H. McClendon III and Stephen C. Ferguson II

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This article provides an introduction to African American philosophy. African American philosophy is intimately tied to African American intellectual history and culture. There are two ... More

African Philosophy  

Barry Hallen

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This article provides an introduction to African philosophy. As time passes African philosophy becomes increasingly difficult to summarize. This is due as much to new discoveries about or ... More

Africana Philosophy: Prospects and Possibilities  

Tsenay Serequeberhan

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
From the fifteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, victimized by the slave trade and colonial dismemberment, Africa was relegated to nonexistence. The Continent was ... More

Afro-Caribbean Philosophy  

Clevis Headley

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
This article begins with a brief discussion of what makes one an Afro-Caribbean philosopher. To be classified as an Afro-Caribbean philosopher does not require that one satisfy racial or ... More

Aḥmad al-Mallawī (d. 1767): Commentary on the Versification of the Immediate Implications of Hypothetical Propositions  

Khaled El-Rouayheb

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
The Egyptian scholar Aḥmad al-Mallawī (d.1767) penned perhaps the most detailed treatment of the topic of the immediate implications of hypothetical propositions since the fourteenth ... More

Al-Fārābī’s (d. 950) On the One and Oneness: Some Preliminary Remarks on Its Structure, Contents, and Theological Implications  

Damien Janos

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter examines al-Fārābī’s (d. 950 CE) treatise On the One and Oneness (Kitāb al-wāḥid wa-l-waḥda), a work that focuses exclusively on the metaphysical themes of unity and ... More

Al-Ghazālī’s (d. 1111) Incoherence of the Philosophers  

Frank Griffel

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
In his Incoherence of the Philosophers (Tahāfut al-falāsifa) al-Ghazali (d. 505/1111) addresses in twenty discussions teachings of the falāsifa and tries to show that these are not proven ... More

Al-Mawāqif fī ʿilm al-kalām by ʿAḍūd al-Dīn al-Ījī (d. 1355), and Its Commentaries  

Alnoor Dhanani

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
ʿAḍud al-dīn al-Ījī’s Mawāqif fī ‘ilm al-kalām and its commentaries were the most studied kalām texts of the Sunnī madrasa curriculum after the fourteenth century CE. On one level, the ... More

Al-Rāzī’s (d. 1210) Commentary on Avicenna’s Pointers: The Confluence of Exegesis and Aporetics  

Ayman Shihadeh

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter argues against the prevalent reductionist reading of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s criticism of Avicennan doctrines in his philosophical works as a mere theologically motivated ... More

Ali Sedad Bey’s (d. 1900), Kavâidu’t-Taḥavvülât fî Ḥarekâti’z-Zerrât (Principles of Transformation in the Motion of Particles)  

Nazif Muhtaroglu

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter presents and evaluates Ali Sedāt’s (d. 1900) Principles of Transformation in the Motion of Particles. In this work, Ali Sedad gives a detailed description of the working ... More

ʿAllāma Ṭabāṭabāʾī (d. 1981), Nihāyat al-ḥikma  

Sajjad Rizvi and Ahab Bdaiwi

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
In modern Shiʿi intellectual history, Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn Ṭabāṭabāʾī (d. 1981) stands out as the most important and influential philosopher and exegete in the twentieth century. The ... More

Ancient Learning: The Japanese Revival of Classical Confucianism  

John A. Tucker

Online publication date:
Feb 2015
This chapter examines the claim that the Ancient Learning School (kogakuha) presided over a revival of classical Confucian learning during the early-modern period of Japanese history, ... More

Anglophone Philosophy In Colonial India  

Nalini Bhushan

Print publication date:
May 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2011
Anglophone philosophy in India is shaped by at least three distinct historical phenomena: Thomas Macaulay's “Minute on Education” in 1835 that makes English the medium of instruction in ... More

Anukul Chandra Mukerji: The Modern Subject  

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

Print publication date:
Nov 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2015
Anukul Chandra Mukerji (1888–1968) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Allahabad. His career reflects a preoccupation with the history of philosophy, and his systematic work ... More

Averroes (d. 1198), The Decisive Treatise  

Catarina Belo

Print publication date:
Dec 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
In his Decisive Treatise, Andalusian philosopher Averroes (1126–1198) analyzes the relation between philosophy and religion from an Islamic legal perspective. He emphasizes the obligation ... More

Bharthari on Language, Perception, and Consciousness  

Vincenzo Vergiani

Print publication date:
Nov 2017
Online publication date:
Aug 2016
This chapter looks at the theory of knowledge of Bhartṛhari (c.5th cent.), the philosopher of language and grammarian, from the angle of perception and the awareness of oneself in the ... More

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s Modern Moral Idealism: A Metaphysics of Emancipation  

Gopal Guru

Print publication date:
Nov 2017
Online publication date:
Nov 2015
This chapter explains why aspects of the social philosophy of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956) deserve sustained philosophical attention. Ambedkar lays bare the paradoxical relationship ... More

View: