Nature and the Way

Fred Dallmayr

in Return to Nature?

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134338
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135953 | DOI:
Nature and the Way

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Much of the thought that characterized the countercurrent of modern Western philosophy were similar to Asian philosophical and religious traditions. Asian traditions emphasize holistic ideals and an ethical life conduct in accordance with the “way.” In Indian thought, there is a unifying force of life that brings together human life, the natural cosmos, and the divine. In Buddhist tradition, there is a non-dualist conception of being and nonbeing and a stress on universal connectedness. In China, ethical life conduct is seen as embedded in a complex web of relationships that links all things and beings.

Keywords: Chinese; Buddhist; Indian; tradition; Asian religion

Chapter.  4921 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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