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              Books by Dr Leah Kalmanson

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              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing
               

              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirloskar-Steinbach, Monika; Kalmanson, Dr Leah; Edited by Kalmanson, Leah; Madaio, James

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              Traditions throughout the world and across history have tackled fundamental questions about the human condition. This one-of-a-kind guide shows how these different philosophies can be effectively studied together. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach's and Leah Kalmanson's introduction mar...ks a break from conventional approaches. Instead of assuming philosophy has always operated with a single, easily identifiable conceptual framework across space and time, which we call-and have always called-philosophy, they attest to the plurality of concepts and methods adopted at different times and places. The book serves as a practical teaching guide to the theoretical and methodological diversification of philosophy as practiced in academia today. Complementing the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series, it covers a variety of traditions featured in the book series, exploring how Anglo-American, Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic and Maori thinkers have all addressed fundamental questions such as: - How do we understand ourselves and our relations to others? - How do we understand our world? - How do we seek knowledge, share knowledge, and, importantly, intervene in the norms of received knowledge when needed? Featuring teaching notes, discussion questions, and a list of further reading, this is a book packed with the background, guidance, and tools required to teach different philosophies. Through it we come to see why making room for different conceptual frameworks improves our understanding of ourselves and the worlds we live in.
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              ISBN 9781350159099
              Released NZ 11 Mar 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing
                

              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Hardback)

              By Kirloskar-Steinbach, Monika; Kalmanson, Dr Leah; Edited by Kalmanson, Leah; Madaio, James

              • RRP: $143.00
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              Traditions throughout the world and across history have tackled fundamental questions about the human condition. This one-of-a-kind guide shows how these different philosophies can be effectively studied together. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach's and Leah Kalmanson's introduction mar...ks a break from conventional approaches. Instead of assuming philosophy has always operated with a single, easily identifiable conceptual framework across space and time, which we call-and have always called-philosophy, they attest to the plurality of concepts and methods adopted at different times and places. The book serves as a practical teaching guide to the theoretical and methodological diversification of philosophy as practiced in academia today. Complementing the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series, it covers a variety of traditions featured in the book series, exploring how Anglo-American, Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic and Maori thinkers have all addressed fundamental questions such as: - How do we understand ourselves and our relations to others? - How do we understand our world? - How do we seek knowledge, share knowledge, and, importantly, intervene in the norms of received knowledge when needed? Featuring teaching notes, discussion questions, and a list of further reading, this is a book packed with the background, guidance, and tools required to teach different philosophies. Through it we come to see why making room for different conceptual frameworks improves our understanding of ourselves and the worlds we live in.
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              ISBN 9781350159105
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought
               

              Cross-Cultural Existentialism: On the Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought (Hardback)

              By Kalmanson, Dr Leah

              • RRP: $187.00
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              Expanding the scope of existential discourse beyond the Western tradition, this book engages Asian philosophies to reassess vital questions of life's purpose, death's imminence, and our capacity for living meaningfully in conditions of uncertainty. Inspired by European existentia...lism in theory, the book explores concrete techniques for existential practice via the philosophies of East Asia. The investigation begins with the provocative existential writings of twentieth-century Korean Buddhist nun Kim Iryop, who asserts that meditative concentration conducts a potent energy outward throughout the entire karmic network, enabling the radical transformation of our shared existential conditions. Understanding her claim requires a study of East Asian traditions more broadly. Considering practices as diverse as Song-dynasty Chinese views on mental cultivation, Buddhist merit-making ceremonies, the ritual memorization and recitation of texts, and Yijing divination, the book concludes by advocating a speculative turn. This 'speculative existentialism' counters the suspicion toward metaphysics characteristic of twentieth-century European existential thought and, at the same time, advances a program for action. It is not a how-to guide for living, but rather a philosophical methodology that takes seriously the power of mental cultivation to transform the meaning of the life that we share.
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              ISBN 9781350140011
              Released NZ 17 Sep 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies
               

              Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies (Hardback)

              Edited by Berruz, Dr Stephanie Rivera; Kalmanson, Dr Leah

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              Comparative philosophy, an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, has long been associated with an East-West dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies changes the focus to Asian and Latin American traditions, addressing ...how their philosophers and theorists have interacted and enriched one another. Examining Asian schools of thought through the eyes of various Latin American thinkers in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, a team of international contributors discuss the way Asian philosophies, such as Buddhism and Confucianism, were seen as alternatives to Eurocentric models and valuable for local Latin American concerns. They trace the effects of various engagements with Asian philosophy on questions of identity, race, investigate the role of the nation in Mexican thought, and look at the influence of Asian thought on two Latin American literary authors, Clarice Lispector and Jose Gorostiza. Working comparatively to bring postcolonial and decolonial resources to bear on issues of shared concern in Latin American and Asian regions, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies offers new insights into the nature and practice of philosophical comparison.
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              ISBN 9781350007888
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies
               

              Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies: Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies (Paperback)

              Edited by Berruz, Dr Stephanie Rivera; Kalmanson, Dr Leah

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              Comparative philosophy is an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, but it has long been associated with East-West dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies shifts this trajectory to focus on cross-cultural conversations... across Asia and Latin America. A team of international contributors discuss subjects ranging from Orientalism in early Latin American studies of Asian thought to liberatory politics in today's globalized world. They bring together resources including Latin American feminism, Aztec teachings on ethics, Buddhist critiques of essentialism, and Confucian morality. Chapters address topics such as educational reform, the social practices surrounding breastfeeding, martial arts as political resistance, and the construction of race and identity. Together the essays reflect the philosophical diversity of Asia and Latin America while foregrounding their shared concerns on issues of Eurocentrism and coloniality. By bringing these critical perspectives to bear on the theories and methods of cross-cultural philosophy, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies offers new insights into the nature and practice of philosophical comparison.
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              ISBN 9781350136731
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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