The Philosophy Group has been reading and discussing the ideas from Western philosophy for the past eight years. So in 2018 we decided to see what Eastern philosophy had to offer.

We selected ‘Eastern Philosophy’ by Victoria Harrison, discussing the first chapter in March 2019.

Victoria is at pains to explain that there is no ‘Eastern philosophy’. There are many schools of philosophy with their own ideas. In the book she describes Indian philosophy and Chinese philosophy in separate sections. The chapters in the book to be discussed are thought-provoking subjects, such as Reason, Reality and Virtue.

The Indian philosophies devised rules to allow discussions to take place fairly. Other rules were made to decide if the knowledge we have comes from a reliable source. The various sects or darsanas each had their own rules.

We are looking forward to getting an understanding of these philosophies.

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