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Love and Friendship Across Cultures

Perspectives from East and West

Editors: Hongladarom, Soraj, Joaquin, Jeremiah Joven (Eds.)

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  • The first book bringing together works primarily by philosophers in Southeast Asia focusing on love and friendship
  • The only book dealing with love and friendship in comparative philosophy
  • Includes contributions by a diverse set of scholars from the East and the West
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This collection brings together different philosophical points of view discussing two important aspects of human life, namely love and friendship, within the broad context of comparative philosophy. These points of view differ in terms of their cultural orientations - East or West, ancient or modern; philosophical methodologies - analytical, historical, experimental, or phenomenological, broadly construed; and motivation - explanatory, revisionary, or argumentative. The volume is a comparative treatment of how diverse philosophical cultures view love and friendship, such as how Aristotle and Confucius’ views on friendship are similar and different, how the ancient Greeks and the Buddhists view friendship and happiness, and how posthumous love is possible. With contributions from a diverse set of scholars, this book presents the emerging views of Southeast Asian philosophers compared with those of philosophers from other regions, including Europe and North America. The volume thus provides a multi-faceted way of understanding love and friendship across cultures, and will be relevant to scholars interested in philosophy, the history of ideas, Asian Studies, and religious studies.

About the authors

Soraj Hongladarom is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Chulalongkorn University. He is also President of the Philosophy and Religion Society of Thailand. His research mainly focuses on problems arising at the intersections of technology and culture, especially information technology. He is the author of The Ethics of AI: A Buddhist Viewpoint (Lexington Books), as well as The Online Self, and A Buddhist Theory of Privacy, both published by Springer.

Jeremiah Joven B. Joaquin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He has published works on logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, gender studies, and experimental philosophy. He is the current President of the Philosophical Association of the Philippines, and the founding Secretary General of the Union of Societies and Associations of Philosophy in the Philippines.     

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-334-834-9
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Love and Friendship Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from East and West
Editors
  • Soraj Hongladarom
  • Jeremiah Joven Joaquin
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-834-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4834-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-833-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 190
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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