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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Can the East Help the West to Value Nature?
Journal Title:Philosophy East and West
Author(s):Rolston III, Holmes
Date of Publication:1987
Annotation:Remaining critical of the direct appropriation of Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism by the West, Rolston describes the value of their varying perspectives for the purpose of opening contemporary environmental discourse in the fields of science, philosophy, and human behavior. He utilizes a mixed methodology of “hard-nosed” philosophy of science and the “gentler discipline” of comparative religion in order to discuss the implications of Eastern thought for new conceptions of the biological world. Examples cited include: Taoism’s Yin/Yang opposition, Hinduism’s advaita vedanta, and Buddhism’s sunyata.
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