Western Explorations into Eastern Spiritual Worlds
Author: Yoshimizu, Chizuko
Source: Indo-Iranian Journal, Volume 54, Number 2, 2011 , pp. 149-173(25)
Abstract:Two books, one by M. Kapstein, the other a joint effort headed up by E. Steinkellner, raise questions of the study of Indian philosophy, Buddhism and Confucianism. Although the two books were published eight years apart, they share a comparative perspective of and a reflection on the possibility of philosophy in Asia and Buddhism. The present review article first offers general considerations on the aims of authors with a brief survey of each article contributed to the second book. It then addresses various issues raised by Kapstein's discussions.
Document Type: Review article
Publication date: 2011-04-01