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McLeod, Alexus

Works: 8 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 733 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Alexus McLeod
Astronomy in the ancient world : early and modern views on celestial events by Alexus McLeod( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexus McLeod explores every aspect of the lesser-known history of astronomy in the Americas (Mesoamerica and North America), China and India, each through the frame of a particular astronomical phenomena. Part One considers the development of astronomy in the Americas as a response, in part, to the Supernova of 1054, which may have led to a cultural renaissance in astronomy. He then goes on to explore the contemporary understanding of supernovae, contrasting it with that of the ancient Americas. Part Two is framed through the appearances of great comets, which had major divinatory significance in early China. The author discusses the advancement of observational astronomy in China, its influence on politics and its role in the survival or failure of empires. Furthermore, the contemporary understanding of comets is also discussed for comparison. Part Three, on India, considers the magnificent observatories of the Rajput king Jai Singh II, and the question of their purpose. The origins of Indian astronomy are examined in Vedic thought and its development is followed through the period of Jai Singh, including the role played by solar eclipses. The author also includes a modern explanation of our understanding of eclipses to date. In the final section of the book, McLeod discusses how ancient traditions might help modern civilization better understand Earth{u2019}s place in the cosmos."--Provided by publisher
Theories of truth in Chinese philosophy : a comparative approach by Alexus McLeod( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth, philosophy, and Chinese thought -- Lunyu and Mengzi -- Mozi -- Xunzi -- Zhuangzi, Huainanzi, and Syncretists -- Wang chong and Xu Gan -- Comparative thought and future directions
Philosophy of the ancient Maya : lords of time by Alexus McLeod( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of the Ancient Maya is an investigation of some of the central topics of metaphysics in the philosophical thought of the Maya people of Mesoamerica, particularly from the Preclassic through Postclassic periods. It covers the topics of time, change, identity, and truth, through comparative investigation integrating Maya texts, practices, and early Chinese philosophy. Adopting an approach I refer to as the "analogical comparative method", the book offers a possible reconstruction of early Maya metaphysical positions with the help of structurally similar positions from early Chinese philosophy. Philosophy of the Ancient Maya investigates Maya philosophical thought via Classic Period stelae, Postclassic Codices, and Colonial era texts such as the Popol Vuh and the books of Chilam Balam
Understanding Asian philosophy : ethics in the Analects, Zhuangzi, Dhammapada and the Bhagavad Gita by Alexus McLeod( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Asian Philosophy introduces the four major Asian traditions through their key texts and thinkers: the Analects of Confucius, the Daoist text Zhuangzi, the early Buddhist Suttas, and the Bhagavad Gita. Approached through the central issue of ethical development, this engaging introduction reveals the importance of moral self-cultivation and provides a firm grounding in Asian thought. Leading students confidently through complex texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy includes a range of valuable features: - brief biographies of main thinkers such as Confucious and Zhuangzi - primary source material and translations - maps and timelines - comprehensive lists of recommended reading and links to further study resources - relevant philosophical questions at the end of each chapter As well as sections on other texts and thinkers in the tradition, there are frequent references to contemporary examples and issues. Each chapter also discusses other thinkers in different traditions in the West, presenting various comparative approaches. With its clear focus on thinkers and texts, Understanding Asian Philosophy is an ideal undergraduate introduction to Chinese, Indian, Buddhist and Daoist thought"--
The philosophical thought of Wang Chong by Alexus McLeod( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study of the methodological, metaphysical, and epistemological work of the Eastern Han Dynasty period scholar Wang Chong. It presents Wang's philosophical thought as a unique and syncretic culmination of a number of ideas developed in earlier Han and Warring States philosophy. Wang's philosophical methodology and his theories of truth, knowledge, and will and determinism offer solutions to a number of problems in the early Chinese tradition. His views also have much to offer contemporary philosophy, suggesting new ways of thinking about familiar problems. While Wang is best known as a critic and skeptic, Alexus McLeod argues that these aspects of his thought form only a part of a larger positive project, aimed at discerning truth in a variety of senses
The Bloomsbury research handbook of early Chinese ethics and political philosophy( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For much of the history of Chinese thought, ethics and political philosophy were considered to be a single concern. Focusing on early Chinese ethical and political thought across multiple schools and thinkers, this handbook presents a comprehensive cross-section of the research being done in the major areas of Chinese and comparative ethics and political philosophy. Alongside chapters on Chinese historical and interpretative issues, it includes comparative approaches, bringing early Chinese ethics and political philosophy into conversation with Western Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, and even Western Theology. Contributors discuss numerous texts and schools in Pre-Qin and Han Philosophy, showing how early Chinese ethical and political theories can be used to help with contemporary philosophical problems, such as questions surrounding metaethics, human rights, the status of emotions, and the connection between ethics and metaphysics. With overviews of Confucianism, Daoism, Mohism, and Legalism and new interpretations of the Xunzi, the Liyun, the Zhuangzi, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook Of Early Chinese and Ethical Philosophy serves as a bridge for entering into early Chinese ways of thought. A valuable resource for contemporary scholars, including those working outside the areas of Chinese or comparative thought
The Philosophical Thought of Wang Chong by Alexus McLeod( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theories of truth in Chinese philosophy. A comprehensive approach by Alexus McLeod( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Theories of truth in Chinese philosophy' deals with debates surrounding the concept of truth in early Chinese thought, from the earliest periods through to the Han dynasty. Alexus McLeod focuses first on the question of whether there is a concept of truth in early Chinese thought, giving a critical overview of the positions of contemporary scholars on this issue, outlining their arguments and considering objections and possible problems and alternatives. McLeod then goes on to consider a number of possible theories of truth in early Chinese philosophy, giving an overview of what he takes to be the main contenders for truth concepts in the early material, and surrounding concepts and positions. 00In addition, the author considers how these theories of truth might be relevant in contemporary debates surrounding truth, as well as in the context of theories of truth in the history of philosophy, both in Western and Indian thought
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Alternative Names
Mac Leod Alexus

Mac Leod, Alexus, 1978-

MacLeod Alexus

MacLeod, Alexus, 1978-

Mc Leod Alexus

Mc Leod, Alexus, 1978-

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