From Iran East and West


Author: Juan Ricardo Cole,Moojan Momen

Publisher: Kalimat Press

ISBN: 9780933770409

Category: Religion

Page: 205

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Friendship East and West

Philosophical Perspectives


Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136785329

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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There has been renewed interest in the concept of friendship in contemporary philosophy. Many of the existing treatments of the topic have been limited to Western notions of friendship, yet there is a far wider perspective available to us through an examination of a more extended cultural examination of the topic. Cultures other than those in Christian Europe have had important and interesting observations to make on the nature of friendship, and in this collection there is treatment not only of Greek and Christian ideas of friendship, but also of Islamic, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese and Indian perspectives. A rich and extended view of the concept of friendship results from these various examinations.

European Integration and Disintegration

East and West


Author: Robert Bideleux,Professor Richard Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134775229

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Europe has changed radically since 1989 and continues to change at great speed. This book deals with the principle problems and challenges confronting Europe in the aftermath of the Cold War and the collapse of European communism. Whilst endeavouring to strike a balance between East, West, North and South, the volume is more concerned with the changing political, economic and cultural morphology of Europe, and of the relations within it, than with the formal institutional arrangements of the European Community and its successor, the European Union. There are already numerous books on the institutional development of the EU, but relatively few with a wider compass and institutional interpretations of European integration. The book shows that the study of European integration should be taken in the round, avoiding a narrow and self-centered concern with the development of the 'lesser Europe' of the EU. It demonstrates that integration should be seen as neither an inexorable predetermined process, nor as an automatic consequence of high levels of economic interdependence, but rather as something that proceeds in fits and starts and sometimes suffers reverses.

Comparative Literature East and West

Traditions and Trends


Author: Cornelia Niekus Moore,Raymond A. Moody

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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This collection of papers inaugurates a new series which will present work from a two-year study at the U. of Hawaii. The research addresses commonalities and differences in topics and methodology, changing values, and the portrayal of the self in different cultures. No index. Annotation copyright B

East and West

Modes of Communication : Proceedings of the First Plenary Conference at Merida


Author: Euangelos K. Chrysos,Ian N. Wood

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004109292

Category: History

Page: 288

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The End of Antiquity saw an increase in the divide between East and West. This crucial development in the history of the Late and Post-Roman World was addressed in a series of linked papers delivered at the first plenary conference of the European Science Foundation's scientific programme on the Transformation of the Roman World, held in 1995. A group of leading scholars addressed questions of social, cultural, artistic and linguistic change, concentrating largely on developments within the East, while changes in the West were explored in a series of responses.

East and West


Author: Rene Guenon,Martin Lings

Publisher: Sophia Perennis

ISBN: 9780900588495

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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In East and West Guenon diagnoses the fundamental 'abnormality' of Western civilization vis-a-vis the traditional civilizations of the East, suggests avenues by which the West might be 're-oriented' toward the fundamental metaphysical principles it has largely abandoned, and outlines the possible role of a restoration of true intellectuality in this task. Of course, East and West are no longer what they were in Guenon's time. The aggressive rationalism and materialism of post-Christian Western culture has become a worldwide phenomenon, and no longer corrodes the philosophical and cultural underpinnings of the West only: it has infiltrated distorted forms of Eastern spirituality and metaphysics, incited fundamentalist reactions the world over, and, thanks to the pervasive internet, wields previously unheard of influence. And so today we have an East largely inflamed with a desire to surpass the West in materialism, and a West sodden with moral and spiritual degeneracy. Nonetheless, fruitful exchanges between traditional Christianity and Eastern religions have also taken place on an unprecedented scale, though marred by an ongoing temptation to ill-informed syncretism. recent decades, delivers a stunning intellectual punch. But the East is always the East: the place where the sun rises, the point of recollection and return to the Source. And the West is always the West: the place of the full manifestation of possibilities (including the most degenerate), of the tendency to dissipation and dissolution; the point where the sun sets. In postmodern, global culture, we are all more or less forced to be 'Westerners' outwardly; our only recourse under these circumstances may be to become 'Easterners' within.

East and West

Legal Philosophies in Japan : Japanese Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Annual Conference, 13th-15th November, 1986


Author: Mitsukuni Yasaki

Publisher: Coronet Books

ISBN: 9783515048446

Category: Jurisprudence

Page: 202

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Diverse Perspectives on Marxist Philosophy

East and West


Author: Sara Fletcher Luther,John J. Neumaier,Howard Lee Parsons

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 158

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A contemporary examination of the past, present, and future of Marxist philosophy.

Globalization East and West


Author: Bryan S Turner,Habibul Haque Khondker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412928524

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 8478

Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global? This much needed book is the first full length text to examine globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science. The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture. Introduced with a forward from Roland Robertson the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization.

Dystopian Fiction East and West

Universe of Terror and Trial


Author: Erika Gottlieb

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522060

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 3713

"Erika Gottlieb explores a selection of about thirty works in the dystopian genre from East and Central Europe between 1920 and 1991 in the USSR and between 1948 and 1989 in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.