Western Philosophy

Topics: Philosophy, Western philosophy, Eastern philosophy Pages: 3 (489 words) Published: April 4, 2014


Eastern Matrix
Willie Howard
PHL/215
February 26, 2014

Field

Definition

Historical Developments

Schools Of Thought

Key Contributors

Principal Issues
Eastern

Eastern philosophy includes the various philosophies of ancient China and India, but can also include Islamic, Jewish, and Persian philosophies

Frederick Streng: ways of defining religion.
Mary Daly: religion reflects patriarchy
The problem of evil
Arguments of god
Faith and resounding

Saint Anselm
Gaunilo
St. Thomas Aquinas
What is religion?
Is there true evidence of a god?
Is there a heaven and hell?

Eastern and Western philosophy are similar but different in many ways. Eastern philosophy includes the various philosophies of ancient China and India, but can also include Islamic, Jewish, and Persian philosophies. Western philosophy refers to the philosophies developed by the ancient Greeks and Indians. There are many differences between Eastern and Western philosophy. One is the east uses concepts by intuition while the west uses concepts by postulations. Another is the west wants logical concrete proof while according to the east reality is known by intuition. The eastern philosophers are primarily practical while the western philosophers are primarily theoretical. The west is concerned basically with the modern world while the east is concerned with the ancient and past world. Lastly eastern philosophy relationship with religion is integration while western philosophy relationship with religion is opposition. There are many similarities between eastern and western philosophy. The first one is both deal with god in relationships. They also deal with beliefs. Lastly the both talk about religion. A real life situation where eastern philosophy has influenced western...

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