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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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doc. RNDr. Adrian Slavkovsky, PhD.

Since 1996 he works at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, Trnava University. He graduated in mathematics and theology, and obtained doctorate in philosophy. His concern is the topic of limits of rationality from diff erent perspectives. He lectures also on Indian and Chinese philosophy, religious studies, and in the framework of cognitive studies on the subject of information theory. He attended study stay devoted to interreligious dialogue at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute, which is a part of the University of Geneva. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Open-Access Journal for Humanities Ostium.

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