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Indian and Chinese Philosophy

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Adrián Slavkovský

This textbook offers a brief overview of the main philosophical schools of the two most significant cultures in ancient Asia, from where these thoughts have spread widely – it concerns ancient India and China. Most important philosophical concepts of that region like holistic or ceremonial approach to reality, openness to transcendence, pluralism of opinions, behaviour leading by a sense of harmony are somehow complementary to our prevailing contemporary Western thought. Therefore they can be enriching and balancing for us and our culture.

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U N I s l o v a k I a adr ián sl avkovský Indian and Chinese Philosophy This textbook offers a brief overview of the main philo- sophical schools of the two most significant cultures in ancient Asia, from where these thoughts have spread widely – it concerns ancient India and China. Most impor- tant philosophical concepts of that region like holistic or ceremonial approach to reality, openness to transcend- ence, pluralism of opinions, behaviour leading by a sense of harmony are somehow complementary to our prevail- ing contemporary Western thought. Therefore they can be enriching and balancing for us and our culture. Adrián Slavkovský is Associ- ate Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philoso- phy, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Trnava University, Slovakia. IsBN 978-3-631-67466-6 a dr i án sl av kovsk ý Indian and Chinese Philosophy U N I s l o v a k I a adr ián sl avkovský Indian and Chinese Philosophy This textbook offers a brief overview of the main philo- sophical schools of the two most significant cultures in ancient Asia, from where these thoughts have spread widely – it concerns ancient India and China. Most impor- tant philosophical concepts of that region like holistic or ceremonial approach to reality, openness to transcend- ence, pluralism of opinions, behaviour leading by a sense of harmony are somehow complementary to our prevail- ing contemporary Western thought. Therefore they can be enriching and balancing for us and our culture. Adrián Slavkovský is...

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