‘Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition’ Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2017 71/100


Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition By Grant Hardy

Audiobook edition

Finished on 7/23/2017


Description: Western philosophy is a vast intellectual tradition, the product of thousands of years of revolutionary thought built up by a rich collection of brilliant minds. When most of us study philosophy, we’re focusing only on the Western intellectual tradition brought about by people such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Nietzsche. But to understand the Western intellectual tradition is to only get half of the story.

Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East’s most influential philosophers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, award-winning Professor Grant Hardy of the University of North Carolina at Asheville introduces you to the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism. By focusing on these key thinkers in their historical contexts, you’ll witness the development of these rich traditions as they shaped and defined Eastern cultures through the rise and fall of empires, the friendly and hostile encounters with each other and with the Western world, and the rapid advancements of the modern age.

Genres: Philosophy, History, Nonfiction, Religion, Asian, Mythology

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Sunday Update

Today I am reading Starting Strength


Molecular Biology of the Gene


The Prey of Gods


and Everfair.


I’m in the middle of reading a whole lot of books. My currant plan is to read books until I’ve reached 75/100 Mount Readmore completion for the year, and then stop reading before I start writing a new book I’ve been outlining. Right now I’m at 69/100, so I’ve got a while to go.

Are you reading anything? If so, what?