A Comparative History Of World Philosophy
From The Upanishads To KanteBook - 1998
Global in perspective and content without loss of attention to detail, the book is written with clarity and infused with an engaging narrative voice. Organized thematically, it presents in virtually every chapter characteristic views from each tradition that represent similar positions in the core areas of metaphysics and epistemology. At the same time, Scharfstein develops each tradition historically as the chapters unfold. He presents a great variety of philosophical positions fairly, avoiding the relativism and ethnocentrism that could easily plague a comparative presentation of Western and non-Western philosophies.