A Comparative History of Ideas
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1992 - 572 sider
Hajime Nakamura argues with remarkable erudition that particular intellectual and social developments can be traced in all great cultures; that each culture deals with its problems in about the same order. Discussing, in their similarities and in their subtle differences, ideas from India, China, Japan and Europe, the author considers such inclusive notions as the concept of God, the controversy over universals and the nature of orthodoxy and heterodoxy. This is a lucid and rewarding book which sets a new standard for dealing with a history of thought across many cultures.
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The Ideal of the Universal State
FEATURES OF MEDIEVAL THOUGHT
Two Types of Religion
Theology and its Counterparts
COMMON FEATURES OF MODERN THOUGHT
The Development of Heterodoxies
F Concluding Words
EARLY UNIVERSAL RELIGIONS
B Attitude toward Philosophy in General
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