Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy

Title: Teach Yourself Eastern Philosophy

Author: Thompson, Mel

Publisher: Bookpoint Ltd

ISBN: 184046786X

This book is written in a similar format to a senior secondary school textbook with plenty of headings, bullet points and comments to facilitate discussion. The fairly simple language and the varied layout help make it a generally accessible text. The following chapters are probably the most useful for a student unfamiliar with Eastern philosophy, because they summarise the most prevalent branches of thought:

Ch. 1 Hindu Philosophies (particularly pp. 9-18)
Ch. 2 Early Buddhism (particularly pp. 48-57)
Ch. 5 Confucianism (particularly pp. 131-140)
Ch. 8 Zen (particularly pp. 206-215)

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