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Jones, David Edward

Works: 8 works in 43 publications in 2 languages and 3,241 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by David Edward Jones
The gift of logos : essays in continental philosophy by David Edward Jones( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Continental tradition has always placed great emphasis on the logos. The Gift of Logos: Essays in Continental Philosophy celebrates and situates this emphasis in the genre of the gift and its giving. The process of receiving, or giving, of the gift overcomes the existential alienation and separation that is so present in the human condition. To ritualize giving and its gifting is to provide a syntax of solidarity that bespeaks our desire for cohesion and need for identities beyond our own
Returning to Zhu Xi : emerging patterns within the supreme polarity by David Jones( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents Zhu Xi as a major world philosopher, one who brings metaphysics and cosmology into attunement with ethical and social practice. Contributors from the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds explore Zhy Xi's unique thought and offer it to the Western philosophical imagination."
Confucianism : its roots and global significance by Minghui Li( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mou Zongsan's interpretation of Confucianism : some hermeneutical reflections -- Modern new Confucians on the religiousness of Confucianism -- The debate on ren between Zhu Xi and Huxiang scholars -- The four-seven debate between Yi Toegye and Gi Gobong and its philosophical purport -- Wang Yangming's philosophy and modern theories of democracy : a reconstructive interpretation -- Confucius, Kant, and virtue ethics -- A critique of Jiang Qing's "political Confucianism
The dynamics of cultural counterpoint in Asian studies( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text give contemporary presence to Asian studies through a variety of themes and topics in this multidisciplined and interdisciplinary volume. In an era of globalization, scholars trained in Western traditions increasingly see the need to add materials and perspectives that have been lacking in the past. Accessibly written and void of jargon, this work provides an adaptable entrée to Asia for the integration of topics into courses in the humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, and global studies. Guiding principles, developed at the East-West Center, include noting uncommon differences, the interplay among Asian societies and traditions, the erosion of authenticity and cultural tradition as an Asian phenomenon as well as a Western one, and the possibilities Asian concepts offer for conceiving culture outside Asian contexts. The work ranges from South to Southeast to East Asia. Essays deal with art, aesthetics, popular culture, religion, geopolitical realities, geography, history, and contemporary times
Asian texts, Asian contexts : encounters with Asian philosophies and religions( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an increasingly global society, non-Western thought can no longer be an afterthought for educators and their students. Asian Texts - Asian Contexts helps bring Asian philosophy and religion into wider classroom consideration by giving nonspecialists entree to primary texts from India, China, and Japan and pedagogical strategies for presenting this material to Western students." "The texts section includes material on Buddhism, Daoism, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Kyoto school of Japanese philosophy. In the contexts section, nonspecialists are presented with ways to think about the integration of Asian material that includes considerations of religion, philosophy, history, and art. These useful and accessible essays are written with the nonspecialist in mind, but provide a creative edge that will be of interest to specialists as well."--Jacket
The fractal self : science, philosophy, and the evolution of human cooperation by John L Culliney( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our universe, science reveals, began in utter simplicity, then evolved into burgeoning complexity. Starting with subatomic particles, dissimilar entities formed associations--binding, bonding, growing, branching, catalyzing, cooperating--as "self" joined "other" following universal laws with names such as gravity, chemical attraction, and natural selection. Ultimately life arose in a world of dynamic organic chemistry, and complexity exploded with wondrous new potential. Fast forward to human evolution, and a tension that had existed for billions of years now played out in an unprecedented arena of conscious calculation and cultural diversity. Cooperation interleaving with competition; intimacy oscillating with integrity--we dwell in a world where yin meets yang in human affairs on many levels. In The Fractal Self, John Culliney and David Jones uncover surprising intersections between science and philosophy. Connecting evidence from evolutionary science with early insights of Daoist and Buddhist thinkers, among others, they maintain that sagely behavior, envisioned in these ancient traditions, represents a pinnacle of human achievement emerging out of our evolutionary heritage. They identify an archetype, "the fractal self," a person in any walk of life who cultivates a cooperative spirit. A fractal self is a sage in training, who joins others in common cause, leads from within, and achieves personal satisfaction in coordinating smooth performance of the group, team, or institution in which he or she is embedded. Fractal selves commonly operate with dedication and compassionate practice in the service of human society or in conserving our planet. But the competitive side of human nature is susceptible to greed and aggression. Self-aggrandizement, dictatorial power, and ego-driven enforcement of will are the goals of those following a self-serving path--individuals the authors identify as antisages. Terrorist leaders are an especially murderous breed, but aggrandizers can be found throughout business, religion, educational institutions, and governments. Humanity has reached an existential tipping point: will the horizon already in view expand with cooperative progress toward godlike emergent opportunities or contract in the thrall of corrupt oligarchs and tribal animosities? We have brought ourselves to a chaotic edge between immense promise and existential danger and are even now making our greatest choice
On the true sense of art : a critical companion to the Transfigurements of John Sallis( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The humanist spirit of Daoism by Guying Chen( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen Guying presents a concise overview of his understanding of the meaning and significance of Daoist philosophy. Chen is a leading contemporary Chinese thinker and spokesperson for a new Daoist approach to existential and socio-political issues. He was born in mainland China in 1935, but after having resettled to Taiwan, he received his education there and was a student activist in the 1960s. He became famous in the Chinese-speaking world with his writings on Nietzsche, Laozi and Zhuangzi. At present he is a Professor at Peking University. This volume collects representative essays from the past 25 years which not only outline Chen's interpretation of Daoism as a deeply humanist way of thinking and living, but also show how he employs this philosophy in a critique of totalitarianism and neo-imperialism
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The gift of logos : essays in continental philosophy
Asian texts, Asian contexts : encounters with Asian philosophies and religions
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Jones, David 1950-

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Jones, David (David Edward), 1950-

Jones, David E. 1950-

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