•  26
    Asian Philosophies (review)
    Philosophy East and West 55 (4): 624-624. 2005.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Asian PhilosophiesJames McRaeAsian Philosophies. By John M. Koller. Fourth edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2001. Pp. xxi+ 361.John M. Koller's Asian Philosophiesprovides an excellent overview of many of the major traditions of Eastern thought. It is divided into three parts, each representing a broad field of Asian philosophy: Indian Philosophy, Buddhism, and Chinese Philosophy (Japanese thought is briefly…Read more
  •  25
    Comparative environmental philosophy is a relatively new discipline that came into existence in 1984 at the Institute for Comparative Philosophy at the University of Hawai’i.1 The first book on the subject, Roger T. Ames and J. Baird Callicott’s Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought, grew out of this meeting, and since its release there have been only two other books to deal with the environmental thought of India, China, and Japan: Callicott’s monograph Earth’s Insights and his more recent anth…Read more
  •  25
    Climate change is the greatest existential threat that human beings face in the 21st century, but unfortunately, we aren't doing very much about it. Graham Parkes' How to Think about the Climate Crisis: A Philosophical Guide to Saner Ways of Living offers a succinct summary of the causes of global heating--scientific, economic, and philosophical--along with practical solutions to help us avoid the first major tipping point, which is quickly approaching in 2030. Parkes draws from both ancient Gre…Read more
  •  23
    Gorillas in the Midst
    with Steve Bein
    Environmental Ethics 42 (1): 55-72. 2020.
    In 2016, a Cincinnati Zoo worker shot and killed a Western lowland gorilla to protect a three-year-old boy who had fallen into the animal’s enclosure. This incident involves a variant of the classical trolley problem, one in which the death of a human being on the main track might be avoided by selecting an alternate track containing a member of an endangered species. This problem raises two important questions for environmental ethics. First, what, if anything, imbues a human child with greater…Read more
  •  23
    Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts. By Barry Allen
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy 45 (3-4): 258-261. 2018.
    Journal of Chinese Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  7
    Asian Philosophies (review) (review)
    Philosophy East and West 55 (4): 624-624. 2005.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reviewed by:Asian PhilosophiesJames McRaeAsian Philosophies. By John M. Koller. Fourth edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 2001. Pp. xxi+ 361.John M. Koller's Asian Philosophiesprovides an excellent overview of many of the major traditions of Eastern thought. It is divided into three parts, each representing a broad field of Asian philosophy: Indian Philosophy, Buddhism, and Chinese Philosophy (Japanese thought is briefly…Read more
  •  7
    The Finger that Points to the Earth
    In Robert H. Scott & James McRae (eds.), Introduction to Buddhist East Asia, Suny Press. pp. 161-188. 2023.
  •  6
    Introduction to Buddhist East Asia (edited book)
    with Robert H. Scott
    SUNY Press. 2023.
    This anthology provides an accessible introduction to East Asian Buddhism, focusing specifically on China, Korea, and Japan. It begins with a detailed historical introduction that includes an overview of the development of the various schools of Buddhism in East Asia and traces the transmission of Buddhism from Northwest India to China in the first century CE, and then to Korea and Japan in the fourth and sixth centuries CE. The first part of the book contains five chapters that offer creative p…Read more
  •  4
    Introduction to Buddhist East Asia
    with Robert H. Scott
    In Robert H. Scott & James McRae (eds.), Introduction to Buddhist East Asia, Suny Press. pp. 1-31. 2023.
  •  4
    Japanese Environmental Philosophy (edited book)
    with J. Baird Callicott
    OUP Usa. 2017.
    Comparative environmental philosophy is valuable in many ways. Perhaps it is most valuable because it reveals some of the foundational assumptions that run so deep in the poles of comparison that they might otherwise have gone unnoticed. These revelations may invite us to challenge those assumptions that have led to the kind of thinking responsible for much of the environmental degradation that we see today. Japanese Environmental Philosophy gathers papers focused on the environmental problems o…Read more
  •  3
    Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought (edited book)
    with J. Baird Callicott
    SUNY Press. 2014.
    Seminal essays on environmental philosophy from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese traditions of thought. Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought provides a welcome sequel to the foundational volume in Asian environmental ethics Nature in Asian Traditions of Thought. That volume, edited by J. Baird Callicott and Roger T. Ames and published in 1989, inaugurated comparative environmental ethics, adding Asian thought on the natural world to the developing field of environmental philosoph…Read more